Having signed with the panasonic wild knights in japan s top league whitelock was set to miss this. All blacks lock sam whitelock strolled into crusaders training on wednesday as if it were just yesterday he was last at rugby park in christchurch.
He s a big advocate of all blacks playing in the mitre 10 cup and also a north v south game but knows playing new zealand sides week in and week out is going to be brutal.
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Sam whitelock looking forward to a thrilling 2020 rugby season allblacks com getty images. The 25 year old beat out other candidates including hooker codie taylor centre jack goodhue and loose forward. Wellington sam whitelock was not supposed to be involved in super rugby at all in 2020 but on saturday he will join an elite group of crusaders by playing his 150th game for the team.
He will miss the 2020 super rugby season and return to new zealand at the end of the japanese top 14 season in may 2020. Sam whitelock admits he would have loved the opportunity to captain the all blacks revealing he was. Brad lewis all blacks patrick tuipulotu and sam whitelock will lead their respective slides for the upcoming.
Whitelock has played over 100 tests for the all blacks since his. Samuel lawrence whitelock born 12 october 1988 is a new zealand rugby union player who plays as a lock for the crusaders in super rugby in new zealand whitelock has captained the crusaders and all blacks in five international games having earned selection for new zealand through playing in the mitre 10 cup for canterbury. Government s worrying america s cup admission.
Lock scott barrett will captain the crusaders in sam whitelock s absence next year. The crusaders may not get the chance to defend their super rugby title in 2020 but the team have been boosted by the return of all blacks veteran sam whitelock for new zealand s domestic competition starting next month. All blacks veteran sam whitelock expects to there to be international rugby in 2020 all blacks veteran sam whitelock expects to there to be international rugby in 2020.
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