Brodie Retallick Rugby World Cup: Steve Hansen admits to rolling the dice on Brodie Retallick’s All Blacks return

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has admitted he and his fellow selectors have gambled on including injured lock Brodie Retallick in the World Cup squad.

Retallick dislocated his left shoulder in the draw against the Springboks in Wellington late last month and Hansen and company don’t expect the 28-year-old to be available until the team’s quarter-final on October 19.

The first of the All Blacks’ four pool games is against South Africa in Yokohama on September 21, a match likely to determine whether Hansen’s men face Ireland or Scotland in their first sudden-death match.

To mitigate against Retallick’s expected absence – he is also likely to miss the pool games against Namibia, Canada and Italy – the All Blacks have named four locks in the squad, as expec

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