The powerful winger turned 28 yesterday. Why is that significant?
In 2017, the Herald's Liam Napier wrote about how a number of the greatest All Blacks outside backs began to trail away in their test careers around the age of 27.
What do Christian Cullen, Jeff Wilson, Joe Rokocoko and Jonah Lomu have in common?
The quartet, firmly among New Zealand's greatest outside backs, never featured for the All Blacks beyond the age of 27.