Sam Whitelock rugby player
Sam Whitelock rugby player

Sam Whitelock

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

Crusaders to unleash highly rated loosehead on the Blues

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders are preparing to play their last regular-season home game in front of full stands at Orangetheory Stadium on Sunday.      Head Coach Scott Robertson has named his side to...

Bryn Hall to bring up 100-game milestone at Eden Park

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall will lead the team out on to Eden Park on Sunday afternoon, for what will be his 100th Super Rugby Club game.   Hall, who made 32 appearances for the Blues at the start...

Will Jordan returns to the Crusaders starting XV to face the Chiefs

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders host the Chiefs in Round 3 of Sky Super Rugby Aotearoa and head Coach Scott Robertson has made a handful of changes to the team this week, following their bonus-point victory over the Hurricanes....

Will Jordan and David Havili return for the Crusaders

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders are preparing for their rescheduled Round 2 match against the Hurricanes on Sunday, and Head Coach Scott Robertson has made few changes to the side, following their Round 1 win over...

Crusaders get their season underway with a 13 point victory

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The defending champions Crusaders are too strong for the Highlanders as the Crusaders win it by 13 points.   The Crusaders proved they are once again a very strong side and their defence shut down...

WATCH: Codie Taylor scores a 40 metre blinder to kick off the new season

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Crusaders kicked off the 2021 season in style with All Blacks Sam Whitelock and Codie Taylor combining wonderfully.   Taylor tore through the Highlanders defence from 40 metres out after a great...

Ultimate Rugby's Users' Southern Hemisphere Test XV

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Using the data on the Ultimate Rugby App since the App was released, we reveal the Southern Hemisphere XV of player's favourited on the App.   Although the squad is heavily skewed in favour...

Tri Nations' top performers - tackles, carries & more

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Tri Nations concluded in dramatic fashion yesterday as the tussle between Australia and Argentina ended in a 16-all draw.   Each side scored one try with the rest being left up to the boot as...

Four Players Promoted From The Crusaders Academy For 2021

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson has unveiled his 38-man squad for the 2021 Super Rugby season and the club’s development pathway is highlighted, with all four new recruits having progressed...

Akira Ioane starts for the All Blacks 'vital' test against Argentina

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play Argentina in the Tri Nations Test at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, on Saturday 28 November.   The key feature of the squad is the selection of loosehead...