ANALYSIS: The story of the Super Rugby final from an All Blacks perspective was the performance of Chiefs No 14 Emoni Narawa.
The Sam Cane post-game no-show story will blow over. A few days’ distance from the decider should allow the All Blacks captain to address the final with a much cooler head than he would have done in the immediate aftermath.
Hopefully, he will back referee Ben O’Keeffe to the hilt and take some ownership for a Chiefs performance that lacked discipline. But, he’s still going to be the All Blacks skipper.
However, the brilliance of Narawa last weekend should give the All Blacks selectors the nudge they need to finally let Will Jordan have a crack at the No 15 jersey, alongside wrecking ball team-mate Leicester Fainga’anuku in the No 11 jersey and Narawa at No 14.
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