The newest of the Whitelock recruits to the Crusaders, Luke joined the squad for the 2012 season after being involved in the wider training group in 2011. He is a loose forward like eldest brother George, but specializes at number 8.
He debuted for Canterbury in 2011 and had another excellent season with the provincial side in 2012.
Luke also has great leadership potential, already having captained the New Zealand under 20 side in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship.
“He has really come on in the recent ITM Cup and had a huge final. He is really starting to show why we thought he had enormous potential. A specialist number 8 with a great turn of pace and really good offload.”
2011 vs Wellington
2012 v Chiefs