MASTERTON, NEW ZEALAND - FEBRUARY 13: Jerome Kaino of the Blues looks on during the Super Rugby pre-season match between the Blues and the Hurricanes at Eketahuna Rugby Club on February 13, 2016 in Eketahuna, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Blues skipper Jerome Kaino will miss the opening round of the Super Rugby season due to a one week ban.

Kaino was slapped with a one game suspension for punching Pauliasi Manu during his side's Super Rugby warm up game against the Highlanders on the weekend.

As a result, the All Black was shown a red card during the match, which the Blues won 24-12.