The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Past matches between Ireland and New Zealand will be irrelevant when the two teams take the pitch in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, according to All Black coach Steve Hansen.
Rugby officials announced a change to concussion procedures at the World Cup a day after Sam Cane was told he had spent too long having a head injury assessment.
Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has reshuffled his forward pack for their final regular-season game at FMG Stadium, against the Reds.
All Blacks and Chiefs flank Sam Cane is set to make his long-awaited comeback from a broken neck a week earlier than initially forecast.
All Black Sam Cane's extended stay in South Africa has come to an end as the star flank was medically given the green light to fly home.
All Blacks flank Sam Cane has undergone a successful operation after breaking his neck against the Springboks in Pretoria.
Springbok great Bakkies Botha has sent a message of support to injured All Black loose forward Sam Cane.
All Blacks flanker Sam Cane is confident his side can turn the tables on the Springboks in their Rugby Championship clash on Saturday.
Sam Cane and Damian McKenzie will return for the Chiefs in their highly-anticipated Super Rugby quarter-final against the Hurricanes in Wellington.
All Blacks prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi has been warned for his high hit against France which left Remy Grosso with a double fracture to the skull.
A year after breaking his neck, All Black Sam Cane has put the near-paralysing injury to the back of his mind.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has revealed that Sam Cane will captain the side in their Rugby Championship opener with Argentina.
All Black flank Sam Cane will complete a remarkable comeback from a broken neck when he plays for the Chiefs against the Blues.
Injured All Blacks flanker Sam Cane will miss more than half the Super Rugby season as he continues a long recovery from a broken neck.
All Blacks flanker Sam Cane has thanked the "world class medical and surgical team" who operated on him following a neck fracture.
The All Blacks expect flank Sam Cane to return to the playing field despite suffering a broken neck against the Springboks.
All Blacks loose forward Sam Cane suffered a broken neck in Saturday's Test win against the Springboks in Pretoria and will have to remain in South Africa.
New Zealand are sweating over the fitness of openside flank Sam Cane ahead of Saturday's Rugby Championship Test with Australia in Auckland.
All Blacks prop Ofa Tu'ungafasi received a warning but escaped sanction for a tackle which caused a double fracture to the face of France wing Remy Grosso.
Chiefs head coach Colin Cooper has named an unchanged starting side, with key figure Sam Cane returning from injury.
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