If you are in any doubt Rieko Ioane will recover his form, consider the remarkably parallel story of fellow All Blacks wing Joe Rokocoko.

Ioane's comeback showing against Canada was good, but not great; he probably didn't do enough to displace George Bridge (or Sevu Reece) from the All Blacks' top team.

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Which means his All Blacks career is following an eerily similar course to Rokocoko. Like Ioane, he burst on to the scene as a youngster — famously playing for the All Blacks before playing for Auckland. Ioane was 19 when he made the All Blacks; Rokocoko had