Ewan’s chances of securing a place in the All-Blacks’ defense line have increased, now against Anton Lennert Brown and Jack Goodhue in the race to win the number 13 jersey.
The first Blacks’ ambitions were not on Ewan’s mind when asked about Laumab’s departure.
“I think it has come to a point – and I think everyone is in different situations – where they feel the need to take care of their family,” Ewan told Newshub.
“He’s the right choice. He thinks about the long term and puts the family in mind.”
“I actually spoke to him this morning. He’s in a good space and he’s happy with the decision.
“I only wish him the best and know he will kill him there.”
But with Ioane losing to his All Blacks teammate, another remained, as TJ Perenara announced that he had rejected Sydney Roosters’ bid to re-sign NZ Rugby.
Like many New Zealand sports fans, Berenara’s thought of the 13-man code would still be “What if?” For an iwan.
“It’s a big part of New Zealand rugby, Hurricanes and all the blacks in particular. They’d be happy to hear this announcement.
“I couldn’t wait to see him throw a few short balls and hit some people in the league, but that’s fair in my view.
“[It’s] Really cool to see him sign again for his hometown and New Zealand. “
Ioane’s All Blacks’ ambitions were under the microscope as the Blues prepare to start Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, with All Blacks manager Ian Foster visiting the training ground in Oakland.
“It’s always a good thing,” says Ewan, “training is a little more precise when I’m on the move and everyone is nervous.”
“It’s always nice to see a win [Foster] And coaches around. This indicates that I am in contact with clubs and know that they will be touring other franchises. “
Ewan and the Blues begin their rugby campaign via Tasman against the Rebels on Saturday in Melbourne.
After two years of the domestic derby against his fellow Kiwi, Ewan is enjoying the opportunity to acquire Australian franchises.
“All competition is good. I’m tired of seeing Negani, Anton, Jack and everything between week after week.”
“It would be great to see new faces and this sense of unknown, what other teams bring and the other dynamics they play.
“It will be an exciting challenge, not only for me, but for our team.”
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