Sam Whitelock
New Zealand
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Full name Samuel Laurence Whitelock
Born October 12, 1988, Palmerston North
Current age 28 years 53 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 2010-2016 84 66 18 25 5 0 0 0 76 6 2 91.66
Bledisloe Cup 2010-2016 20 15 5 0 0 0 0 0 15 3 2 80.00
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2015 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 100.00
The Rugby Championship 2010-2016 34 24 10 10 2 0 0 0 29 4 1 86.76

Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Ireland at New Plymouth, Jun 12, 2010 match details
Last Test France v New Zealand at Stade de France, Nov 26, 2016 match details
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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.

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Apr 11, 2015
The Crusaders' Sam Whitelock looks for a pass
The Crusaders' Sam Whitelock looks for a pass
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Mar 21, 2015
The Crusaders' Sam Whitelock congratulates Dan Carter
The Crusaders' Sam Whitelock congratulates Dan Carter
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Nov 24, 2014
New Zealand's lock Sam Whitelock lines up with his team-mates for the national anthems
New Zealand's lock Sam Whitelock lines up with his team-mates for the national anthems
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Nov 22, 2014
Richie McCaw, Kieran Read and Sam Whitelock of the All Blacks in the dressing room following their win over Wales
Richie McCaw, Kieran Read and Sam Whitelock of the All Blacks in the dressing room following their win over Wales
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