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'New Lomu'? Why Clarke MAY have scope to be superior!

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Caleb Clarke of the All Blacks makes a break during the Bledisloe Cup match against the Wallabies at Eden Park in Auckland on 18 October 2020.
Caleb Clarke of the All Blacks makes a break during the Bledisloe Cup match against the Wallabies at Eden Park in Auckland on 18 October 2020.
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You should exercise caution in handing out gushing praise to a player after one Test start and another prior cap off the bench ... a phenomenon relevant to the All Blacks' young wrecking ball on the left wing, Caleb Clarke.

The comparisons with the late, great Jonah Lomu are inevitable, of course - even if the 21-year-old Clarke is going to have to go some yet to emulate a player who amassed 63 appearances for New Zealand over some nine years and scored a prolific 37 tries.

For those who watched his blistering strides for the Blues in Super Rugby Aotearoa several weeks back, Clarke’s consistently explosive impact on maiden start against the Wallabies at Eden Park on Sunday wouldn’t have been too major a surprise.

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