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 coach Steve Hansen has demanded an improved performance, particularly from his forward pack, following their record defeat by the Australians in Perth last weekend.
Cheslin Kolbe left Owen Franks grasping at thin air in the Springboks’ 16-16 draw with the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.
All Blacks prop Owen Franks is set to join English Premiership club Northampton after this year’s World Cup.
Crusaders prop Owen Franks has been banned for two matches for striking an opponent during their 32-24 win against the Blues on Saturday.