Hansen: Kaino faces huge battle to reclaim All Blacks spot

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Publish Date
Friday, 29 September 2017, 8:51AM
Jerome Kaino may struggle to force his way back into the All Blacks. (Photo \ Brett Phibbs)
Jerome Kaino may struggle to force his way back into the All Blacks. (Photo \ Brett Phibbs)

Jerome Kaino has a massive battle on his hand to reclaim an All Blacks jersey.

The veteran flanker has been overlooked for the Rugby Championship test against Argentina, with Vaea Fifita to start at blindside and Patrick Tuipulotu on the bench.

All Black coach Steve Hansen says Kaino is no different to anyone else in the group.

"You got to earn the right to play in the jersey and [Liam] Squires and Vaea [Fifita] took the opportunity to play well in his absence and he'll have to wait his turn too.

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