RIEKO IOANE

NZ Rugby World - - Next Generation -

AGE: 20 HEIGHT: 1.94M // WEIGHT: 104KG CAPS: 8 PO­SI­TION: OUT­SIDE BACK DE­BUT: 2016 There is no ques­tion that Rieko Ioane is go­ing to be a gen­uine su­per­star. He’s barely 20 and al­ready he’s tor­mented the best de­fences in the world.

He has ev­ery­thing – pace, size, power and su­perb skills. The pace bit is vi­tal be­cause he’s gen­uinely quick and that is his main strike weapon.

He showed that against the Lions when first with the Blues he ripped them on the out­side and then again with the All Blacks when he plucked a loose ball and took o .

Lions wing El­liot Daly chased him and lost five me­tres on him within about three sec­onds. Ioane is a fin­isher and yet in time he could also end up play­ing at cen­tre be­cause he has the dis­tri­bu­tion, the aware­ness and the de­fen­sive crunch.

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