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Hurricanes wing Jane considering stint in Japan

Cory Jane has agreed to play rugby in Japan

Cory Jane has agreed to play rugby in Japan

Hurricanes winger Cory Jane is understood to be considering signing a contract to play rugby in Japan but he will wait to hear if the All Blacks want him first.

Former All Black Jane still has aspirations of playing for the All Blacks and with his Hurricanes teammate Nehe Milner-Skudder being unavailable he is a chance to play against Wales next month.

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However the recent explosive return to Super Rugby from a broken leg by Waisake Naholo could count against him. Jane was also one of the five Hurricanes that were stood down last week for breaking curfew.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will name a 32 man squad for the June International tests in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin at the end of next week.

Jane will most likely be told before the announcement if he will be in the All Black squad and if he is not included he is expected to sign a two-year contract.

The Hurricanes winger still has a year left to run on his Hurricanes contract so he will play Super Rugby for the Hurricanes again in 2017 but that could be his last season.

A deal with the un-named Japanese club would rule him out of the Mitre 10 Cup for Wellington but given his long service to New Zealand Rugby he will most likely be allowed to go to Japan.

Jane has won 53 caps for New Zealand but missed out on selection for the Rugby World Cup.

Earlier this season Jane won his 100th Super Rugby cap.

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