Brodie Retallick ‘Kiwi arrogance’: English star’s foul-mouthed clash with All Black

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Former England rugby star-turned MMA fighter James Haskell has revealed an explosive exchange with All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick, moments after the All Blacks beat England in the first test of the 2014 series in New Zealand.

Haskell, who retired from professional rugby earlier this year after a career including 77 tests for England and two appearances for the British and Irish Lions, said Retallick’s inability to name a single England forward in a press conference leading up to the match, riled the visitors up.

Retallick famously failed to correctly name a single player when asked – the closest he came was “Michael Laws”, who at the time was mayor of Whanganui, presumably in reference to English lock “Courtney Lawes”.

Retallick was reminded of the incident at a press conference on Monday,

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