Kiwis all over the country got to enjoy a well-deserved summer break after a tough 2020. Our New Zealand rugby players were no different. We had a scroll through the social channels and caught up with what some of our players got up to over the summer.
All Blacks captain and flanker Sam Cane received more recognition for his achievements in 2020 by being selected as the international men's player of the year by the New Zealand Rugby Players' Association in their annual awards.
All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All Black of the Year title.
All Blacks coach Ian Foster said the loss of playing time, for all teams in 2020 during to the Covid-19 pandemic, meant that 2021-22 were going to be immense years for rugby as sides looked to make up for lost time ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.