A selection of the best quotes from players, coaches and referees at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on Monday.
Brodie Retallick’s inclusion in the starting lineup to face Ireland after his recent return from injury shows how much the All Blacks value the star lock.
Brodie Retallick will make his comeback from injury in the All Blacks’ penultimate Pool B match against Namibia in Tokyo on Sunday.
Rassie Erasmus says that, considering the depth and experience in the All Blacks’ squad, the reigning champs remain the team to beat at the World Cup.
All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has been named in the 31-man squad for the upcoming World Cup in Japan despite his struggles with a shoulder injury.
All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has avoided significant damage to his shoulder and should recover in time to be considered for World Cup selection.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says Brodie Retallick will undergo scans after leaving the field injured in their 16-16 draw with the Springboks on Saturday.
Brodie Retallick confirmed that he has signed a new deal with the Chiefs and New Zealand rugby to stay in the country until 2023.
The Chiefs will still be without captain Brodie Retallick for the next three Vodacom Super Rugby fixtures, including their match against the Sharks next weekend.
Brad Weber will captain the Chiefs against the Lions in Hamilton on Friday in the absence of the injured Brodie Retallick.