Sam Whitelock

All Black legend Sam Whitelock prepares for final swansong

New Zealand behemoth Sam Whitelock will play the final match of his career with the Barbarians on Saturday.


The centurion rugby legends who retired in 2023

As is often the case, the end of a Rugby World Cup cycle has led to a number of players announcing their retirement from test rugby in 2023.

Sam Whitelock

Players reflect on vast shadow of retired All Black Sam Whitelock

Sam Whitelock, All Black lock and New Zealand's most capped Test player, may have missed out on becoming the first player to win three World Cup winner's medals, but he left Test rugby with reputation enhanced.

Sam Whitelock

Whitelock on the cusp of making history in France

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock deserves to be the first three-time Rugby World Cup winner should New Zealand go all the way in France to claim their fourth world title.

Sam Whitelock

Crusaders get veteran All Black back for Super Rugby final against Chiefs

The Crusaders have received a boost on the eve of Saturday's Super Rugby Pacific final against the Chiefs in Hamilton after Sam Whitelock was named in their starting line-up.

Sam Whitelock

All Blacks great Sam Whitelock joining his brother in France after World Cup

Veteran All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock will be heading to Pau in the Top14 on a two-year deal after the Rugby World Cup in France signalling the end of an illustrious Test career.