Super rugby 2016 clash

Highlanders bracing for a Hurricane in Wellington

RNZI reports Whitelock, the younger brother of twice World Cup-winning lock Sam, made his sole appearance for the All Blacks off the bench against Japan in 2013.

The 25-year-old moved south from Canterbury this season and has been at the forefront of the Highlanders resurgence after two mid-season losses, with the side having beaten the Chiefs and Crusaders in their last two matches.