Sam Whitelock set for record breaking 100th test

Sam Whitelock set for record breaking 100th test

Sam Whitelock is set to become the 8th All Black centurian this weekend and regardless of the result of the first Bledisloe Cup Test of the year, the 29-year-old will achieve something none of the previous 7 All Blacks have - even Richie McCaw and Dan Carter.


The lock scored two tries on his Test debut against Ireland in 2010 following a breakthrough debut Super Rugby season and has since become an integral part of the All Blacks and Crusaders' pack.


He has also led the Crusaders to two successive Super Rugby Titles since taking over the captaincy and has led his country most recently against France in June. 

Whitelock will become the first player in rugby history to play 100 tests and lose less than 10 of his test matches over his career on the international stage. 

Whitelock has lost just 8 of his 99 test matches with the next best being former All Blacks centre and teammate Ma'a Nonu who reached 100 test caps having lost just 10 matches. 


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