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.