All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock was back and training with the Crusaders this week ahead of the start of Vodacom Super Rugby Aotearoa on 13 June.
The Crusaders have confirmed that veteran lock Sam Whitelock will return from Japan to boost the squad during Vodacom Super Rugby Aotearoa.
The Crusaders have announced that lock Scott Barrett will captain the team as they look to defend their Super Rugby title in 2020.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has demanded an improved performance, particularly from his forward pack, following their record defeat by the Australians in Perth last weekend.
Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has paid an emotional tribute to his players after winning the Vodacom Super Rugby title on Saturday.
TJ Perenara has suggested it was ‘clear and obvious’ that the Hurricanes should have been awarded a penalty in the dying moments of Saturday’s semi-final against the Crusaders.
Sam Whitelock will captain the Crusaders on his return to the starting linuep in their clash against the Stormers in Newlands on Saturday.
All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock has signed a four-year extension that will see him stay in New Zealand after a Japanese sabbatical.
Veteran lock Sam Whitelock was named New Zealand’s Player of the Year at the New Zealand Rugby Awards in Auckland on Thursday. Besides claiming the top individual award, Whitelock was also named the Super Rugby Player of the Year after leading the Crusaders to the 2017 title. The New Zealand Women claimed the Team of the Year award for the… Read more →