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Sam Whitelock
New Zealand
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Full name Samuel Laurence Whitelock
Born October 12, 1988, Palmerston North
Current age 25 years 285 days
Major teams Canterbury, Crusaders, New Zealand
Position Lock
Height 6 ft 8 in
Weight 255 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2014 54 39 15 20 4 0 0 0 49 4 1 91.66
Bledisloe Cup 2010-2013 11 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 1 77.27
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2010-2013 21 14 7 5 1 0 0 0 19 2 0 90.47

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Ireland at New Plymouth, Jun 12, 2010 match details
Last Test New Zealand v England at Hamilton, Jun 21, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list
Profile

Lock Whitelock cut his teeth in the Junior World Championships in 2008 and made his debut in New Zealand's club competition soon after against Wellington for Canterbury.

He had to wait until 2010 to make his debut for the Crusaders in Super Rugby and after impressing the All Blacks selectors he was called up to the All Blacks team for their mid-season internationals. He made his debut against Ireland from the bench and scored two tries in the process. He was heavily involved in the 2010 Tri-Nations series and continued his rise up the ranks with a series of strong performances on their Grand Slam winning tour of Europe in November 2010.

He started both of New Zealand's Tri-Nations losses in 2011 but clearly did enough to impress Graham Henry and was rewarded with a spot in the 30-man squad for the World Cup. Whitelock went on to form a winning second-row partnership with Brad Thorn as the All Blacks were crowned World Champions for the second time.

Latest Articles
Crusaders lock down New Zealand conference (Jul 12, 2014) Sam Whitelock back for Crusaders (Jul 10, 2014) Crusaders secure finals berth (Jul 5, 2014) Richie McCaw to miss Chiefs showdown (Apr 14, 2014) Chiefs hold strong under battering for win (Feb 21, 2014) Sam Whitelock news and articles (36) »
Latest Photos
May 22, 2014
Sam Whitelock and Nemani Nadolo share a joke in training
Sam Whitelock and Nemani Nadolo share a joke in training
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May 3, 2014
Sam Whitelock breaks a tackle
Sam Whitelock breaks a tackle
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Mar 28, 2014
lapati Leiua of the Hurricanes skips out of the tackle of Sam Whitelock
lapati Leiua of the Hurricanes skips out of the tackle of Sam Whitelock
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Nov 12, 2013
New Zealand's Sam Whitelock speaks to media
New Zealand's Sam Whitelock speaks to media
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