New Zealand rugby captain issues grovelling apology after kicking young pitch invader

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New Zealand rugby captain Sam Cane was involved in a shocking incident after a big victory over Argentina which stunned the crowd in Mendoza – and he has now responded

Same Cane has apologised for kicking a pitch invader after victory over Argentina(Getty Images)

New Zealand rugby captain Sam Cane has apologised and vowed to “make things right” after kicking a young pitch invader.

The All Blacks skipper was involved in the shocking incident on Saturday following the 41-12 victory over Argentina in the Rugby Championship. Following the end, one young fan invaded the pitch.




However, they were soon stopped as Cane kicked the young pitch invader over as he was being chased by stewards at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. He then got up and continued to run away. Cane, an 86-cap loose forward, has since apologised for the incident in a statement posted on social media.

He wrote: “Tonight after the game someone ran onto the pitch and I made an error in judgement and played a part in stopping him. I acknowledge this was not my role and it is out of character of me to act in such a way.

“I am really sorry and am disappointed in myself. I am trying my best to contact the individual to apologise and make things right.”

He further revealed that he has managed to talk things over with the fan that he knocked over and has managed to smooth things out. “Through the help of many good people, I managed to track down (the fan),” Cane added.

“Had a good catch up with him and his friends and I’m glad that we could leave things in a good place.”

Sam Cane kicked over a pitch invader after the win vs Argentina

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