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Top 14: Castres hires the son of an all black legend

2021-10-21T08:11:35.647Z

Jack Whetton, son of All Black Gary, French champion with the Tarn club in 1993, was recruited as a medical joker. His older brother, Williams, had also worn the CO jersey.



To compensate for the injuries of Mathieu Babillot (3 months away) and Stéphane Onambélé, as well as the suspension (12 weeks) of Ryno Pieterse, Castres Olympique has recruited Jack Whetton as medical joker.

A surname which is not unknown since it is the son of Gary Whetton, All Black (58 selections from 1981 to 1991) and champion of France in 1993 with the Tarn club!

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World champion 1987, the New Zealand second row had scored the winning attempt in the final against Grenoble.

A test that caused a lot of ink to flow.

An opponent, Franck Hueber, had flattened before him in the in-goal.

The referee, Daniel Salles, admitted to being wrong ... twenty years later.

His older brother, William, also wore the colors of the CO

Jack, 29-year-old second-row, with respectful measurements (2 m, 119 kg), played for the Australian province of the Waratahs (only 7 matches played, including 5 starts), after having played for two seasons with the Highlanders (13 , including 6).

There is a family tradition, a strong bond, between the Whettons and the CO.

Gary's eldest son, William Whetton, also played for the Castres colors during the 2014-2015 season.

"

It is a dream for me to evolve in this club so dear to the hearts of all my family

," said Gary's youngest son

.

I know I have no right to disappoint and I will do it with all my might.

"

Source: lefigaro

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