The New Zealand second line, injured in the Achilles tendon, is doubtful for the first meeting of the Rugby Championship, against Argentina
Will Sam Whitelcok be lined up in the New Zealand XV for the opening match of the Rugby Championship next July 8? Hard to answer right now. The second row is affected in the Achilles tendon. All Blacks coach Ian Foster spoke at a press conference about his player’s situation:He didn’t practice today. So we have to see how he develops in the next week or two.”
Whitelock, affected by this injury since the Super Rugby Pacific final, is therefore not sure of facing the Pumas in 10 days. The club of Pau, future destination of the player, will have to be attentive as for the evolution of the health of its recruit.