10 Feb 2012

Whitelocks dominate Crusaders lineup

12:59 pm on 10 February 2012

The four Whitelock brothers have been named to start for the Crusaders in their Super Rugby preseason match against the Hurricanes in Mangatainoka on Saturday.

Sam Whitelock starts at lock, George on the blindside, Luke at number eight and Adam at second five.

The Whitelocks grew up on a dairy farm, 30 minutes from Mangatainoka, and this will be the first time they have all taken the field together since 2003 when the hostel played the day boys at Fielding Area High School.

World Cup All Blacks Owen Franks, Sam Whitelock and Israel Dagg make their first start of the season, while Corey Flynn, Ben Franks, Kieren Read and Andy Ellis are in the reserves.