ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Monday Jul 29, 2019

New Zealand World Cup hopes in the balance with Brodie Retallick scare

South Africa came from behind at the death Saturday night to score a breathtaking converted try and hard-earned draw in Wellington. One of the main talking points from the match has been the shoulder injury sustained by Brodie Retallick in the second half.

ADVERTISEMENT

The injury came in the 61st minute when RG Snyman hit Retallick from the side. Eagle-eyed viewers could immediately see Retallick reel away awkwardly from the hit and knew it was more than a normal reaction. In a moment, All Black fans could see their World Cup hopes take a serious set back.

Snyman’s entry and Retallick’s dislocated shoulder have reignited conversations about ruck laws, with former Fiji Sevens coach Ben Ryan once again taking the lead on his Twitter page. It would seem that many agree with him.

There is some good news out of the All Blacks camp, however, as it was revealed that after having the injury checked out, it was cleared of structural damage without the need of a scan.

Coach Steve Hansen offered more positive news:

“We have a reasonably positive update. He’s only dislocated it, which means that there’s a good possibility he could make the World Cup. There’s no timeline yet about when he’s going to return to play, hopefully, he’ll be available to go to the World Cup. He’s one of our best players, so I’m obviously relieved, it’s good.

“The cleanout itself was technically OK, apart for the fact he was offside – he entered the ruck from the side of the ruck – but that’s only a penalty.”

Asked whether he thought Snyman should have been cited, Hansen said “No no no, it’s a big boys game”.

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Foster stages assault on World Rugby headquarters...

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Pat Lambie sinks 55-metre kick to beat the...

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby X - The fastest ever variation of Rugby...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Faf De Klerk Involved With Wild Trick Play In Japanese Top League

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Italian Star With A Mind Blowing Finish For Toulouse

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Quick Thinking Etzebeth Scores Thrilling Try To Keep Sharks Alive In London

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Carlin Isles scores cracking tries in return to sevens rugby

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Nasty Stamp During Top 14 Clash Caught Up Close On Camera

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Leicester Tigers And Springbok Number Eight In Hot Water For Sickening Ankle Roll

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Controversy Brewing Following Lack Of TMO intervention In ‘Dangerous’ Toulouse Tackle

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Toulouse demonstrate power with spine tingling hits

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Ugly Club Rugby Incident Caught On Camera

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Sevens magic as 'headed' try brings stadium to its feet

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Almost 35,000 have now signed petition to reverse new grassroots tackle laws

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    RFU introduce maximum of waist high tackling in amateur rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Big players omitted in Borthwick's new squad and Jones finds a new job - The fallout

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

View All

Funnies

  • 0 HOUR AGO

    Skydiver Interrupts Rugby Match With Clear High Tackle

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Faf De Klerk Involved With Wild Trick Play In Japanese Top League

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Sevens magic as 'headed' try brings stadium to its feet

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Australian Broadcasters Slammed For ‘Pathetic’ Attack On International Referee

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    “I’m Too Old” Referee Substituted In Bizarre Incident

View All

Amateur

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 27 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 27 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 27 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Sarah Mckenna plays crossbar challenge with cheeky drop goal

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Capuozzo shows class with 'superman' flying finish

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Slade out and Lions star in as England injuries cause changes

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Josh Bassett signs for new premiership team after short stay at Harlequins

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Exeter fly half to depart for France

View All