Sam Cane says All Blacks' mullet movement gaining steam – 'Taken off a wee bit!'

Sam Cane says the hairstyle movement he, Liam Squire and Brodie Retallick are pushing inside the All Blacks camp is starting to take off but like all good mullets, it'll take some time.

Retallick revealed last week "the movement" had begun and Cane confirmed today it was gaining momentum after the official recruitment of Beauden and Jordie Barrett.

"We've started to see a bit of a trend that the movement has taken off a wee bit," he said. 

"It's exciting that Beauden and Jordie are on board, obviously there's will take a bit of time but that's the beauty of the mullet - it doesn't happen overnight."

Retallick continued his push to spread the hairstyle while the All Blacks were in Nelson last week, offering free mullets at a local barbershop during some downtime from training.

Cane said the movement is now extending to other parts of New Zealand rugby as well.

"I've been getting a few snapchats of First XV players and younger guys getting on board so it's exciting where we can take it."

The All Blacks flanker did admit there was some controversy over Jordie's commitment to the cause after he got a haircut last week, but it was overlooked.

The forwards are encouraging NZ to get behind their new trend. Source: 1 NEWS

"To his credit, he said, 'I don't know what I was thinking,' so it does highlight a wee bit of a lack of commitment.

"But what he does have on his side is that back in his First XV days, he rocked a genuine mullet.

"It's just about getting back there."

Cane says like the hairstyle itself, he expects the movement to take a bit of time to reach its peak. Source: 1 NEWS

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