Beauden Barrett All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick to return in Rugby World Cup clash with Namibia

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The All Blacks team to play Namibia in a Rugby World Cup Pool B match at Tokyo Stadium.

Brodie Retallick will make his return from injury for the All Blacks in their third Rugby World Cup match against Namibia on Sunday at Tokyo Stadium (kickoff 5.45pm NZT).

The veteran lock has been sidelined for the past 10 weeks, since dislocating his shoulder during the All Blacks’ draw with the Springboks in the Rugby Championship at the end of July.

“It’s great to have Brodie back,” coach Steve Hansen said in a statement. “There’s been some great work done by not only Brodie himself but also by the medical team. Obviously, Brodie is very excited to be in a position to pull the jersey back on.”

Beauden Barrett All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick is set to make his long awaited return from injury against Namibia in Tokyo.

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All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick is set to make his long awaited return from injury against Namibia in Tokyo.

Sam Whitelock will captain the team, with regular skipper Kieran Read rested after starting their first two matches in Japan.

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