Cory Jane Ready To Quit NZ For Japan

Publish Date
Thursday, 19 May 2016, 9:11AM
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The NZ Herald's Patrick McKendry is reporting that Hurricanes wing Cory Jane is poised to sign a deal with a Japanese club, but is likely to wait for confirmation he hasn't made the All Blacks squad for next month's tests against Wales before he does so.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will announce his 32-player squad for the tests in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin a week on Sunday. Jane, fighting for a place on the right wing in the absence of injured Hurricanes teammate Nehe Milner-Skudder, is likely to be given a nod either way before then. If it is a no then he will sign with the undisclosed club for what is thought to be a two-year contract.

Jane is still contracted to the Hurricanes next year, which is likely to be his final season at the franchise. The Japanese deal will rule him out of the Mitre 10 Cup for Wellington, but he would be allowed to go given his long service in New Zealand.

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