Brodie Retallick All Blacks prepare to play Namibia and keep close watch on Brodie Retallick

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All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and playmaker Richie Mo’unga reflect on the win over Canada.

As the All Blacks prepare to cause Namibia maximum discomfort in Tokyo, the question as to whether one of their most potent weapons will be unveiled remains unanswered.

Towering lock Brodie Retallick’s role at the World Cup has so far been limited to grafting on the training fields to cautiously allow the shoulder he dislocated against the Springboks on July 27 to heal.

Retallick, arguably the world’s best second rower, hasn’t played since that date but could potentially make his comeback prior to the quarterfinal stage of the global tournament in Japan.

Brodie Retallick All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick, centre, could make a cameo appearance against Namibia in his comeback game.

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All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick, centre, could make a cameo appearance against Namibia in his comeback game.

Despite some sloppy execution and only getting decent flow into their attack during the first and third quarters of the game against Canada at Oita Stadium on Wednesday night, the All Blacks triumphed 63-0.

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It should be enough to make Namibia shiver, despite the humid temperatures.

So imagine their reaction if Retallick is also wheeled out to play them in their penultimate pool game in Tokyo Stadium on Sunday.

Brodie Retallick Brodie Retallick hasn't played since dislocating a shoulder against the Springboks in Wellington on July 27.

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Brodie Retallick hasn’t played since dislocating a shoulder against the Springboks in Wellington on July 27.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was cagey when asked if Retallick would get some time on the track against Namibia.

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