Dalton Papalii has continued where he left off after a shock All Blacks call-up last year. Patrick McKendry spoke to the Blues loose forward who is powering to new heights.

The danger with making the All Blacks in your first year of Super Rugby is that your second year can be a major disappointment if it doesn't quite measure up.

For Blues loose forward Dalton Papalii, who played tests against Japan and Italy last November, there has been no "second-year syndrome", at least in Super Rugby anyway.

Along with fellow flanker Tom Robinson, midfielders TJ Faiane and Ma'a Nonu and