A typically honest Cory Jane will return to rugby tonight after a battle in his recovery from injury.
Jane will take part in the All Blacks' exhibition match against Counties and Auckland in Pukekohe after recovering from a high ankle sprain.
He says watching the Ireland tests played with his head.
"I don't want to say it in a bad way but it was tough, sitting at home you really want to be out there playing and in the environment as well so that was hard."
Play begins in Pukekohe at 6pm.