Two time World Cup winner Jerome Kaino will pull down the curtain on a laudable career in the Southern Hemisphere.
He announced today that he will be leaving for France at the end of the 2018 season of Super Rugby.
In 2004, Kaino was named IRB International u/21 player of the year. In 2011 he was New Zealand Player of the year ahead of Richie McCaw and Ma’a Nonu. He represented the All Blacks in 81 Tests and ranked as the third most capped Blues player in history with 127 games to date, behind former Allblack hooker Keven Mealamu (164) and Tony Woodcock (137).
“Jerome will leave New Zealand rugby with our best wishes. He’s had a long and distinguished career in the All Blacks jersey and brought a physicality and skill level to his game which made him the best in the world in his position. He can be rightly proud of everything he has achieved in the All Blacks, which included helping win two Rugby World Cups” – Allblack coach Steve Hansen