Brodie Retallick Looming rest for All Blacks captain Kieran Read raises RWC questions

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OPINION:Steve Hansen’s pledge to ensure his All Blacks don’t go stale at the World Cup could result in No 8 Kieran Read surrendering the captaincy against Namibia on Sunday.

While Hansen’s plans to revamp his team for the match at Tokyo Stadium are fluid, depending on the casualty rate from the fixture against Canada in Oita on Wednesday night, he won’t underestimate the value of managing his players’ minutes ahead of the quarterfinal in Tokyo on October 19.

Brodie Retallick All Blacks captain Kieran Read is expected to be given a spell from one of the World Cup pool games, to keep him fresh for the playoffs.

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All Blacks captain Kieran Read is expected to be given a spell from one of the World Cup pool games, to keep him fresh for the playoffs.

Hansen wants all fit members of the 31-man squad to get a run during the second and third games in Pool A, and is expected to make mass changes for the Namibia fixture to ensure his players’ bodies and minds are fresh for the more taxing assignments ahead.

Managing Read’s workload before the quarterfinal shapes as a significant project for the management and strength and conditioning coach Dr Nic Gill.

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“Obviously there is only five of us (loose forwards), so one of us will sit out each game,” Read said this week.

“Shannon (Frizell) has come into the squad and added a lot, so over the next couple

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