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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is hopeful lock Brodie Retallick will be fit for the Rugby World Cup despite dislocating his shoulder against the Springboks on Saturday.
Retallick was cleared out in a ruck by Springboks opposite RG Snyman and landed awkwardly on his left shoulder. He was in visible pain as he walked off in the 61st minute of the 16-16 draw at Wellington Regional Stadium.
Hansen did not give a timeline for his return to reporters on Sunday but sounded optimistic the former World Player of the Year would be fit to travel to Japan for the September 20-November 2 showpiece.
“Hopefully he will be available for the World Cup. He is one of our best players so that’s good,” the coach said.
The absence of Retallick would be a massive blow to Hansen’s plans for the World Cup, with Scott Barrett still on the
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