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Luke Whitelock

THE THIRD WHITELOCK to pull on the black jersey, Luke has been in epic form for the Crusaders and captained New Zealand Under 20 to Junior World Championship success in Italy last year, earning an IRB Junior Player of the Year nomination.

The dynamic forward, who was part of the 2010 New Zealand Under 20 side that won in Argentina as well, has energy to burn at the breakdown, has an impressive tackle and he’s extremely quick to get his hands on the ball.

Career notes:
New Zealand Under 20 (2010)
Crusaders development (2010)
New Zealand Schools (2008)
New Zealand Under 17 squad (2008, 2007)
Hurricanes Schools (2008)

Favourites:
Rugby ground: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Rugby player and why:  Christian Cullen
Food: Mum’s cooking
Actor/Actress: Russell Crowe
Movie:  Shooter
Singer/Band/Music type: Pretty much anything
Holiday destination: Greece
Non-rugby sports team: NZ Trotting Cup
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why:  My Grandad because I never met him
Earliest rugby memories: Playing in the frost and trying to stay warm
I hate it when….I loose things
I can’t live without…..Family and friends
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be….Some other sports person

Player
Position:
Loose Forward
Born:
29/01/1991
Physical:
1.90cm, 104kg
Test Debut:
v Japan at Tokyo, 2 Nov 2013
Test Points:
0
All Blacks Caps:
1
Provincial Team:
Canterbury

Career Comments

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6 (+)