Culum Retallick

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Culum Retallick
Full name Culum Retallick
Date of birth (1985-05-08) 8 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Rangiora, New Zealand
Height 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in)
Weight 114 kg (17 st 13 lb)
Notable relative(s) Brodie Retallick (cousin)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Lock
Provincial/State sides
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2007– Bay of Plenty 66 (25)
correct as of 21 October 2013.
Super Rugby
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2010–11
2012
2013–
Chiefs
Highlanders
Blues
20
10
11
(0)
(0)
(0)
correct as of 15 July 2013.

Culum Retallick (born 8 May 1985 in Rangiora, New Zealand) is a professional rugby union player who plays for the Blues in Super Rugby and represents Bay of Plenty in the ITM Cup.

Playing career[edit]

Retallick came up through the Canterbury system but, unable to crack a deep ITM Cup squad, moved north to sign with Bay of Plenty for the 2007 Air New Zealand Cup.[1] He made 7 starts in his debut season and by 2008 was a fixture in the starting lineup.

He made his 50th appearance for the side in a victory over Counties Manukau during the opening round of the 2011 ITM Cup on 17 July 2011.

Super Rugby[edit]

Retallick earned a contract with the Chiefs for the 2010 Super 14 season, and turned in an excellent debut campaign, appearing in all 13 games for the team including 10 starts. In 2011, however, he struggled to get playing time and was limited to 7 appearances, all as a substitute.

For the 2012 season, Retallick was signed by the Highlanders, but it was without question his coming-of-age performances for Bay of Plenty in the 2012 ITM Cup, where he exhibited an almost freakish ability to wrestle the ball from opposition players, which caught the eye of incoming Blues coach John Kirwan.[2] In 2013, he signed with the Blues.

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