Samuel Whitelock will be the first of the players with paternity leave to return to the concentration of the All blacks on Australia with the aim of having the opportunity to play the second match of the Rugby Championship by Fortinet against South Africa. The forward hopes to complete his quarantine on the day of the first game against the Springboks and is undergoing intensive personal training to be summoned.
The second line will fly to Brisbane next Friday to go into isolation for two weeks. It will undoubtedly be a challenge to train in a hotel room, but he said All Blacks coach Nick Gill had put together a program for him.
“I didn’t make the decision lightly about going, but at the same time I have to do my job.”said the seasoned New Zealand player, adding: “I have always liked playing against them [los Springboks] Because it’s very difficult. They are big, strong, physical. They don’t care if you’re on the road, they’re there for that physical battle. “
Finally, Whitelock closed: “It’s very nice when you see the team perform without you, but at the same time, you want to be out there helping them perform.”