Samisoni Taukei’aho

'He is definitely the future': All Blacks new hooker hailed after South Africa tour

Facing the strength of the Springboks and the famed ‘bomb squad’, Chiefs hooker Samisoni Taukei’aho was a clear stand out performer fighting fire with fire against the Boks pack.

The 25-year-old got the chance to start at hooker in both tests over experienced veterans Codie Taylor and Dane Coles.

Speaking on Sky Sport NZ’s The Breakdown, former Blues and Leinster midfielder Isa Nacewa said that the explosive No 2 has won the right to keep the jersey going forward.

“In my eyes, he starts,” Nacewa said of the Chiefs hooker.