Crusaders appoint Sam Whitelock as captain for Super Rugby 2017/ Whitelock named Crusaders captain:
Crusaders appoint Sam Whitelock as captain for Super Rugby 2017 season and NZ Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson sayes Whitelock will replace Kieran Read as Crusaders captain in Super Rugby 2017 competition. He was a natural choice to succeed Kieran Read in the role.As a captain Whitelock will take teams leadership and make a boost up for the team.
New coach Scott Robertson saw it was a perfect chance for Whitelock. As it is a super chance for him to be a permanent captain.
“Sam captained the team at the beginning of last season, until Kieran Read’s return. But this year we want him to fully step into the role,” Robertson said. .
“[We want him to] focus on just playing and enjoying himself in the Crusaders environment rather than juggling the responsibility of being both All Blacks and Crusaders captain.”Sam Whitelock to captain the BNZ Crusaders during 2017 Super Rugby for that he sees it as a huge privilege as he wants it for many times.
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“When I think about the players who have previously captained the Crusaders, I feel honoured to be included in such company,” said Whitelock.
“It is a big responsibility to continue the excellent leadership that this team has always had, but I am fortunate that there is a lot of experience and leadership already in this 2017 group so I know that I will be well supported.
“I am excited about the squad we have assembled for next year’s competition and I hope I can contribute to a really successful season.”
The 28 year old has been a member of the Crusaders since 2010 and is one of four Whitelock brothers to have represented the Super Rugby team.
Robertson believes Whitelock will have no issue replacing Read as captain.
“Sam is a natural leader in this group, so it will be an easy transition,” said Robertson. At that point Crusaders appoint Sam Whitelock as captain for Super Rugby 2017 season.[According to crusaders ]
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