Record for Rocket Man
All Blacks star Joe Rokocoko, 27, is the team’s most-capped winger surpassing national treasures John Kirwan and Jonah Lomu. “It’s a huge honour for myself considering the players who have gone before me — it’s just sinking in slowly,” Fijian-born Rokocoko said, who has 45 tries for the All Blacks at a remarkable average of better than two in every three Tests. With his NZRU contract to expire this year, Rokocoko said it would be his ability to continue meeting the standards set by Lomu, Kirwan, Doug Howlett and Jeff Wilson that would determine whether he chased his 211 World Cup goal. “If I know I can’t do the black jersey justice and play to my best it will be a better option for me to leave.” Rokocoko made his first appearance for the All Blacks on 14 June 23 against England. He migrated to New Zealand with his family at the age of five, settling in South Auckland and attending James Cook High School.