Kaino 'leading with actions'

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:48

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: All Black veteran Jerome Kaino, now 33, is using his experience on the international stage to help groom the next generation of All Blacks stars.

Kaino has achieved a lot with the All Blacks since making his debut in the famous black jersey in 2004. He has two World Cup winners medals as well as a host of Tri-Nations and Rugby Championship accolades as well.

With all this success, Kaino is imparting some of his rugby knowledge and experiences to the likes of Rieko Ioane, Liam Coltman, Damian McKenzie and Anton Lienert-Brown, who are all still uncapped.

With only one or two caps to their names, Kane Hames, Liam Squire, Elliot Dixon, James Parsons and Seta Tamanivalu are also feeding off Kaino's experience.

"A lot of how we do things in the All Blacks hasn't changed much, with the standards and values and how we want to play the game," Kaino told the Dominion Post.

"It's up to us [older hands] to try and get players up to speed around how we do things here.

"They're a little bit shy and standoff-ish, initially. Then you see them once they get their confidence and once they get an understanding of how we operate in the team, then they really come out of their shell and that's what we want.

"The new players we've got now, we really want them to feel comfortable as fast as possible and to get to grips with All Black life."

Kaino added: "We're not in their faces all the time, it's more leading with actions. 

"They see that and they see how you operate, they see how you do things around the environment on and off the field [and] for us that's a lot more important than barking at them and telling them what to do." 

Source: The Dominion Post

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sun, 26 February 2017
Bristol v Bath 11h00 Ashton Gate
Wasps v Gloucester 12h30 Ricoh Arena
Zebre v Ulster 12h30 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Treviso v Connacht 12h30 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors 13h05 Liberty Stadium
England v Italy 15h00 Twickenham Stadium
Mon, 27 February 2017
UCT-Ikeys v Maties 14h45 Cape Town
UWC v TUT 16h30 Cape Town
Rhodes v Fort Hare 16h30 Grahamstown
CUT-Ixias v UJ 16h30 Bloemfontein
CPUT v UKZN-Impi 16h30 Cape Town
UP-Tuks v Wits 16h30 Pretoria
Shimlas v NWU-Pukke 17h00 Bloemfontein
Thu, 02 March 2017
Force v Reds 10h30 Perth
Fri, 03 March 2017
Chiefs v Blues 06h35 Hamilton
Connacht v Zebre 19h35 Ascoli Piceno
Ulster v Treviso 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Edinburgh v Ospreys 19h35 Myreside
Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints 20h15 AJ Bell Stadium
Sat, 04 March 2017
Hurricanes v Rebels 04h15 Wellington
Highlanders v Crusaders 06h45 Dunedin
Brumbies v Sharks 08h45 Canberra
Sunwolves v Kings 10h55 Singapore
Lions v Waratahs 13h05 Johannesburg
Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs 15h00 Welford Road
Glasgow Warriors v Dragons 15h00 Scotstoun Stadium
Worcester Warriors v Bristol 15h00 Sixways
Bath v Wasps 15h00 Recreation Ground
Gloucester v Harlequins 15h00 Kingsholm
Stormers v Jaguares 15h15 Cape Town
Cardiff Blues v Munster 17h15 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Cheetahs v Bulls 17h30 Bloemfontein
Leinster v Scarlets 19h35 RDS Arena
RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 6 6 0 0 30
Australia 6 3 0 3 14
South Africa 6 2 0 4 10
Argentina 6 1 0 5 5