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New Zealand’s top players are bracing for pay cuts as a consequence of inactivity for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic.
New Zealand hooker Dane Coles has been named in the Hurricanes’ starting team for the first time this year for their game at the Chiefs.
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles is in no doubt the team’s focus will be fully applied to their Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia in Perth on Saturday.
Hurricanes captain Dane Coles was impressed by his younger team-mates after the side came from 24-5 down to beat the Blues 29-24.
Hurricanes hooker Dane Coles will return to their starting XV when they take on the Blues in their Super Rugby derby in Wellington on Saturday.
An All Blacks training camp is being held in Christchurch over the next two days ahead of the Rugby Championship without Crusaders players.