One of three University of Canberra Brumbies players to peak above the 2m mark (along with Sam Carter and Leon Power), Jack Whetton will provide plenty of value in the line-out and around the park during the 2014 Super Rugby season.
The son of former All Blacks captain, Gary Whetton, Jack qualifies as a local through his Australian grandfather and will be working towards a starting spot in the Aussie conference and UC Brumbies second row over the next 12 months.
While his father represented New Zealand on 58 occasions, Whetton’s uncle Alan also featured heavily for the All Blacks earning 65 caps between 1984 and 1991.
At just 21, Whetton has already cut his teeth on the professional circuit with Auckland and Northland in New Zealand’s ITM Cup. He was a key member of the Auckland side which eventually bowed out during the semi-finals in 2013 making nine appearances in the navy and white.
Prior to his time with Auckland, Whetton spent two years in North Harbour where was introduced to open grade, club rugby. Signing on a one contract, Whetton will be looking to make the most of his time in Canberra by cementing a fulltime spot in the UC Brumbies match day 22.