Cory Jane

Not the biggest New Zealand has produced, Cory Jane uses his trademark sidestep and powerful fend to devastating effect. His guile, chip kicking and ability to turn up unexpectedly across the paddock also unsettles the opposition and he is useful defensively, with a strong tackle and a safe pair of hands.

In 2014, Jane earned seven starts and came off the bench against the Springboks in Wellington. He also brought up his 50th Test for the All Blacks in the 51-20 win over the Wallabies in Auckland.

Man of the match in the All Blacks thrilling RWC 2011 semifinal against the Wallabies, Cory Jane shows all of the hallmarks of a great winger: seering pace, dazzling footwork, reliability under the high ball and solid defence.

Upper Hutt’s first All Black made his Test debut in the first offshore Bledisloe Cup Test in Hong Kong in 2008. His selection continued a national representative career which included a rugby sevens gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Jane seems to have been on the New Zealand rugby scene for a long time but despite making his provincial debut in 2003, he is still only 25 and has already played for New Zealand Maori and Junior All Black sides.

After starring in New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games Gold medal win in 2006 he made his Rebel Sport Super 14 debut for the Hurricanes the following year and also went on to top a century of points for the Wellington Lions and win their Player of the Year Award.

Usually at fullback but also seen on the wing, Jane’s pace and ability to beat a marker makes him a dangerous attacker and he is often the source for the tries run in by his outsides.

He made a welcome return to the All Blacks during 2013’s year-end Tour after a year-long injury. He was in great form for the Hurricanes and All Blacks in 2014 with his trademark sidestepping very much in evidence. In August 2014 he played his 50th Test against the Wallabies in Auckland – the same side he debuted against in 2008.

1.83m, 85kg
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Provincial Debut:
2003 v Otago
Provincial Caps:
Provincial Points:
81 (14t, 4c, 1p)
Super Rugby Team:

Career Comments

  • - He scored three tries in his first five matches playing for the Hurricanes in the Rebel Sport Super 14 in 2007.

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

1 Nov v Australia at Hong Kong 19-14 (+)
9 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 32-6 (+)
19 Nov v Munster at Limerick 18-16

13 June v France at Dunedin 22-27
20 June v France at Wellington 14-10
27 June v Italy at Christchurch 27-6 (+)
18 July v Australia at Auckland 22-16
12 Sept v South Africa at Hamilton 29-32 (+)
19 Sept v Australia at Wellington 33-6 (-)
31 Oct v Australia at Tokyo 32-19
8 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 19-12
15 Nov v Italy at Milan 20-6
29 Nov v France at Marseilles 39-12
6 Dec v Barbarians at London 18-25

12 June v Ireland at New Plymouth 66-28
19 June v Wales at Dunedin 42-9
26 Jun v Wales at Hamilton 29-10
10 July v South Africa at Auckland 32-12
17 July v South Africa at Wellington 31-17
31 July v Australia at Melbourne 49-28 (-)
7 Aug v Australia at Christchurch 20-10
22 Aug v South Africa at Johannesburg 29-22
11 Sept v Australia at Sydney 23-22 (-)
30 Oct v Australia at Hong Kong 24-26 (-)
21 Nov vs Ireland at Dublin 38-18

29 July vs South Africa at Wellington 40-7
21 Aug v South Africa at Port Elizabeth 5-18 (+)
27 Aug v Australia at Brisbane 20-25
9 Sept v Tonga (RWC) at Auckland 41-10 (+)
16 Sept v Japan (RWC) at Hamilton 83-7 (-)
24 Sep v France (RWC) at Auckland 37-17 (-)
10 Oct v Argentina (RWC) at Auckland 33-10
16 Oct v Australia (RWC) at Auckland 20-6
23 Oct v France (RWC final) at Auckland 8-7

18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 27-19
25 Aug v Australia at Auckland 22-0
8 Sep v Argentina at Wellington 21-5
15 Sep v South Africa at Dunedin 21-11
30 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 54-15
7 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 32-16
20 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 18-18
12 Nov v Scotland at Edinburgh 51-22
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10 (+)
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10
2 Dec v England at London 21-38
10 Oct v France at Paris 26-19 (-)
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22 (-)

7 June v England at Auckland 20-15
14 June v England at Dunedin 28-27
21 Jun vs England at Hamilton 36-13
16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20 (-)
23 Sept v South Africa at Wellington 14-10 (+)
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28 (-)
1 Nov v USA at Chicago (-)