Whitelock to Panasonic Wild Knights?

Date published: June 2 2014

Crusaders flank George Whitelock has inked a contract with Japanese side Panasonic Wild Knights, according to a report in New Zealand.

Crusaders flanker George Whitelock has reportedly agreed a contract with the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan.

Stuff.co.nz reveal the 28-year-old forward will join Robbie Deans' side – that includes Wallaby back Berrick Barnes – after the Super Rugby season.

Whitelock, who has been with the Christchurch franchise since 2008, has recently fallen behind Jordan Taufua in the Crusaders pecking order.