Sam Whitelock
Position Lock
Date of birth 12 October 1988
Height 203cm
Weight 120kg


Sam Whitelock is a rangy, athletic Lock with a strong line-out game. It was this aspect of his game, coupled with his work-rate for the Crusaders in the Super Rugby tournament that first won Whitelock All Blacks recognition in 2010 against Ireland. Coming on as a substitute in this game, Whitelock scored two tries.