Narrow losses on Cane’s mind

Date published: April 6 2015

A bright start to the season has put the Chiefs in a strong position to challenge for this year's Super Rugby title, but Sam Cane isn't satisfied.

The 2012 and 2013 champions watched close rivals the Hurricanes and Crusaders pick up victories over the weekend, with the Chiefs now trailing the 'Canes by three points.

Six wins from eight matches is a healthy return but Cane admits that the side's two close defeats so far this year, to the Highlanders and the Sharks, haven't been easy to let go.

"If you stop and think about it that's two games that we really should have won," Cane told Newstalk ZB. 

"You can say that about a lot of losses, but it would be nice to be sitting 8 and 0."

As for his personal form, Cane has had an excellent start to the year and impressed with his performances. He puts his good run down to more game-time, at the beginning of a big year for the All Blacks openside with the Rugby World Cup to come.

"Coach (Dave Rennie) has been giving me good feedback, and I'm enjoying the extra minutes and trying to improve each week."