Milestones mount during Super Rugby09:02:00, Fri 27 Feb 2015 Kirstie Nisbett
With Rugby World Cup 2015 fast approaching, Steve Hansen and the All Blacks selectors have plenty of rugby to watch over the coming months. It will be a reassuring factor knowing that many of the players who fronted for the All Blacks in 2014 are continuing to crack milestones in 2015 on a regular basis a vital factor in such an important season.
Jerome Kaino will become a Super centurion this week when the Blues come up against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. While teammates will be celebrating this huge milestone, they will also be looking forward to next week in Albany where Keven Mealamu has a chance to play game 164 in Super Rugby, making him the most-capped player ever in this competition.
2014 was a remarkable year for milestones, with Richie McCaw making his 130th test appearance, 100 of which he captained, far more than any other player.
Ma’a Nonu is poised to reach 100 tests in 2015, having reached 95 in his career to date, where he will join the podium with long-time teammates McCaw, Carter, Woodcock and Mealamu.