Brodie Retallick All Blacks v England: Brodie Retallick’s infamous Michael Laws slip up was ‘irritating’

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Brodie Retallick Brodie Retallick infamously referred to Courtney Lawes as Michael Laws.

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Brodie Retallick infamously referred to Courtney Lawes as Michael Laws.

It seemed innocuous enough but Brodie Retallick’s infamous Michael Laws slip of the tongue infuriated the England side at the time.

Retallick wasn’t amused about his verbal faux pas from 2014 being dredged back up at the Rugby World Cup this week, writing it off as an innocent mistake.

The All Blacks lock accidentally used the name of the New Zealand politician and broadcaster when referring to England lock Courtney Lawes in 2014.

Brodie Retallick James Haskell says he originally thought Brodie Retallick's mistake smacked of Kiwi arrogance.

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James Haskell says he originally thought Brodie Retallick’s mistake smacked of Kiwi arrogance.

ButDaily Mail UKcolumnist and former England flanker James Haskell has revealed Retallick’s slip of the tongue did not originally go down well in the English camp.

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“It was five years ago but I remember how much it irritated us. I thought: ‘Cheers, mate, I’ve spent all week talking about you lot, I know the name of everyone in your team,'” Haskell wrote.

“After that match – which we lost – I walked past Retallick and said: ‘Learn our f….. names next time you p….'”

“All hell would have broken loos

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