With Luke Whitelock making his return to the AMI Stadium, he not only comes up against former teammates but his brother Sam too.

Of his return, Whitelock tells StuffNZ: “It’s going to be awesome to be back playing, and obviously the Crusaders is a big occasion with the way they’ve gone throughout the season.”

Of playing against his brother, he adds: “I gave him [Sam] a wee call [yesterday morning] but it was strictly about sorting out family with tickets. There’s not too much banter going on, no.”