The All Blacks will square up against the Wallabies in Perth on Sunday without Sam Whitelock, Aaron Smith and Richie Mo’unga – one of the three has New Zealand pundits sweating profusely.
All Blacks skipper Sam Whitelock says his Wallabies counterpart, Michael Hooper, had contacted him at the height of the Rugby Championship feud between New Zealand Rugby and Rugby Australia.
Legendary former skipper Richie McCaw has revealed who he believes the right man is to lead the All Blacks in the 2021 international campaign.
Sam Whitelock will make his 150th appearance for the Crusaders in their showdown against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.
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.