Sam Whitelock & Fellow All Blacks Star Set To Be Unveiled At European Club
All Black Exodus.
The expected All Blacks exodus following the 2019 Rugby World Cup is starting to seriously ramp up with news that Sam Whitelock has turned down a new deal with the NZRU and is set to be unveiled as a Toulon player this week.
This comes in the wake of Ben Smith’s move to Pau and Kieran Read’s expected departure, with the All Blacks captain reportedly close to agreeing a deal with Racing 92.
According to French sports newspaper L’Equipe, Whitelock rejected a new deal with the New Zealand Rugby Union after a meeting with Toulon recruitment representative Laurent Emmanuelli in Pretoria, South Africa back in October.
And in a further boost Toulon are also said to be close to agreeing a deal with another All Black in Nehe Milner-Skudder, although he may not be signed in time for an unveiling this week. All Blacks exodus indeed.