Brodie Retallick I like constituents, because they are astonishing!!
A revelation of sorts plus a sharp fend from All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick as he and his side kick off their week of preparations before a potentially epic Rugby World Cup semifinal clash against England; he has never watched Jonah Lomu’s heroics in this corresponding match in South Africa in 1995.
And he’s not buying into any provocation – accidental or otherwise – off the field, at least. As the big second-rower faced the media in Tokyo this afternoon alongside teammate Sam Cane, an English reporter raised what now feels like the ancient history of a press conference years ago when Retallick was asked to identify an England forward, and, momentarily lost for words, replied with “Michael Laws”, rather than Courtney Lawes.
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His answer this time was more to the point; in fact some may say it hit the target.
“A few years ago you didn’t seem to be aware of any names of the individual players,” the question began. “Is that the case anymore and what do you make of their second rowers in particular?”
Retallick, considering his answer for a couple of seconds, replied: “Is that supposed to be humorous? I made a mistake and called him the wrong name… a New Zealand politician. Yeah, good on ya. We have great respect for all the rugby players out there.
“Yeah, we know who they are and we kno
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