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Towering Wallabies lock Rory Arnold has downplayed suggestions he’s at the same status as injured All Blacks star Brodie Retallick, widely regarded as the world’s best.
The Brumbies’ big man was almost flawless in the Wallabies’ 47-26 shock win over the All Blacks in their Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth last Saturday night.
As well as anchoring the lineout, Arnold had a try-assist and a couple of tackle busts as the Wallabies’ tight-five excelled.
Former Wallabies skipper turned television commentator Phil Kearns said Arnold was “up there alongside Retallick”, who is known for his pace and try-scoring efforts as well as his set-piece work.
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Before the return clash in Auckland on Saturday which will decide the Bledisloe Cup, 29-year-old Arnold wasn’t so sure.
“Maybe Phil’s hamming up that with those comments,” he said on Monday.
“I don’t think I’m doing a hell of a lot different to the last few years; I’m just enjoying my footy.”
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