Sam Whitelock rugby player
Sam Whitelock rugby player

Sam Whitelock

12th Oct 1988 2.03m/114kg No 5 Lock

Predicting the first All Black 23 of 2019

5 days ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has revealed that openside flanker Sam Cane will lead the World Champions in their opening Rugby Championship encounter against Argentina on July 20.   Regular...

Crusaders grit it out against Jaguares to defend Super Rugby title

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

With some fine kicking from Richie Mo'unga, the Crusaders beat a resilient Jaguares side 19-3 to win a third straight Super Rugby title.     The Crusaders continued their dominance of Super...

Super Rugby Final Ratings: Crusaders v Jaguares

1 week ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders marched on to their third consecutive Super Rugby title and their 10th overall beating the Jaguares 19-3.    Here are our player ratings from the final.     1. Joe...

Two changes to the Crusaders starting line up for the Super Rugby Final

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders are preparing for a historic Super Rugby Final on Saturday when they host the Jaguares in Christchurch.  Head Coach Scott Robertson has named a consistent run-on side from...

Watch: The missed penalty call in the Super Rugby semi-final that TJ Perenara has suggested was ‘clear and obvious’

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

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.   The...

Jordan Taufua set to become the first Pacific Islander to notch up 100 games for the Crusaders

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

  The Crusaders have named their side to face the Hurricanes in the Super Rugby Semi Final on Saturday with Head Coach Scott Robertson naming an unchanged side from the team that took the field in...

Super Rugby Team of the Quarter-Finals

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders, Jaguares, Hurricanes and Brumbies all claimed semi-finals with wins over the Highlanders, Chiefs, Bulls and Sharks respectively.   The results mean the Crusaders and Hurricanes with...

Crusaders' halfback Bryn Hall recommits

4 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders have continued to shape their squad with halfback Bryn Hall re-committing to the franchise until the end of the 2021 Super Rugby season.   Hall's decision to re-sign with the Canterbury-based...

Beauden Barrett to join Super Rugby Rivals?

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Two-time World Rugby Player of the Year Beauden Barrett could make the switch from the Hurricanes to the Blues with his current deal expiring at the end of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.   Patrick...

Scott Barrett named Crusaders Player of the Year

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders lock Scott Barrett has been named the 2019 Player of the Year, at the club's annual awards dinner held at Christchurch Casino’s Sixty6 on Peterborough on Tuesday night.   Awards...