All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock joining team after birth of his daughter

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All Blacks captain Sam Whitelock will join the team for the remainder of the Rugby Championship campaign after flying to Australia and doing two weeks in quarantine.

Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan. Sunday 6 October 2019. © image by Andrew Cornaga /

Whitelock will fly to Queensland on Saturday where he will complete the fortnight of quarantine before joining up with his teammates.

He will be unavailable for the Tests against Argentina on Sunday over the next two weeks, as well as the first Test against South Africa on September 25.

The 32-year-old delayed travelling to Perth with his teammates before his wife Hannah gave birth to a girl, Penelope, the couple's third child.