The stats speak for themselves when it comes to Sam Whitelock’s standing in New Zealand rugby.
Whitelock, who became a test centurion in 2018, is the most-capped All Blacks lock of all time, holding the record as the fastest player to reach 100 caps - a feat he achieved eight years and two months after his test debut.
The epitome of a modern lock: agile, mobile, athletic and formidable with the ball in hand; Whitelock was a rock for the All Blacks in their victorious 2011 and 2015 World Cup campaigns, playing in every game of both tournaments.
A smart and capable leader, Whitelock has captained the Crusaders since 2017, leading the team to a Super Rugby title three-peat. Whitelock has also captained the All Blacks in five tests.
The 2017 New Zealand Rugby player of the year is one of the more reserved characters in the All Blacks pack, and regarded as one of the game’s deep thinkers.
Rugby Championship Winner
(2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010)
Super Rugby Champion
(2019, 2018, 2017)
All Black Centurion
(August 2018 vs Australia)
Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year
Super Rugby Player of the Year
(July 2016 vs Melbourne Rebels)
Rugby World Cup Champion
International Debut vs Ireland