The Kiwi took to Instagram to apologise

After Sam Cane kicks pitch invader post-match last night, the New Zealand captain took to Instagram to apologise last night. The incident ocurred in the aftermath of the All Blacks’ 41-12 win over Argentina in Mendoza.

From the video below, you can see the All Black lash out with a kick that trips the pitch invader as they tried to evade security.

On Instagram, Sam Cane posted: “Tonight after the game someone ran onto the pitch and I made an error in judgement and played a part in stopping him.

“I acknowledge this was not my role and it is out of character for me to act in such a way.

“I am really sorry and am disappointed in myself. I am trying my best to contact the individual to apologise and make things right.”

Sam Cane kicks pitch invader

A further update via Instagram

All Blacks beat los Pumas

New Zealand defeated Argentina 41-12 in their opening match of the Rugby Championship.

The visitors roared to a 31-0 half-time lead, with Dane Coles, Ardie Savea, Jordie Barrett, Rieko Ioane, Aaron Smith, Beauden Barrett, and Emoni Narawa on the score sheet – Narawa was making his debut, on the wing.

Front-rowers Lucio Sordoni and Agustin Creevy got on the board with tries for Argentina.

We may be talking more about the moment Sam Cane kicks pitch invader, after fly-half Damian McKenzie missed four conversions. However the Chiefs playmaker’s general play in guiding the team around the park was excellent.

Remaining Rugby Championship schedule


New Zealand v South Africa (7.05am, Auckland) Live on Sky Sports

Australia v Argentina (10.45am, Sydney) Live on Sky Sports


Australia v New Zealand (9.45am, Melbourne) Live on Sky Sports

South Africa v Argentina (6.05pm, Johannesburg) Live on Sky Sports

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