Brodie Retallick

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Brodie Retallick
Brodie Retallick about to jump.jpg
Retallick about to line-out jump
Full name Brodie Allan Retallick
Date of birth (1991-05-31) 31 May 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Rangiora, New Zealand
Height 2.04 m (6 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 121 kg (19 st 1 lb; 267 lb)
School Christchurch Boys' High School
Notable relative(s) Culum Retallick (cousin)
John Ashworth (uncle)
Children 1
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
New Zealand No. 1110
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011
2012–15
2016–
Hawke's Bay
Bay of Plenty
Hawke's Bay
9
0
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 8 September 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012– Chiefs 71 (25)
Correct as of 31 July 2016
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011
2012–
New Zealand U20
New Zealand
4
61
(0)
(10)
Correct as of 16 June 2017

Brodie Allan Retallick (born 31 May 1991) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer. His regular playing position is lock. He is a key member of 2015 Rugby World Cup winning team.

Retallick attended Christchurch Boys' High School before playing for the Hawkes Bay Magpies in 2010 and 2011 ITM Cup.[1] He plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby[2] and Bay of Plenty Steamers in the ITM Cup.[3]

Retallick represented New Zealand under 20 in the 2011 IRB Junior World Championship.[4]

His debut for the All Blacks was against Ireland on 9 June 2012, during the 2012 Ireland rugby union tour of New Zealand. Retallick played in every match for the All Blacks, either from the bench or starting, in the 2012 Rugby Championship. In total playing 13 games for the national side in 2012.[5]

In 2013, Retallick continued his workload for the All Blacks by playing a further 11 tests during the year.

By 2014, the world-class locking combination of Retallick with Sam Whitelock meant he had now been recognised as an automatic selection for the All Blacks.[6] On 22 November 2014, he won the World Rugby Player of the Year. Retallick is married to Niki Thompson, who he has one child with.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-03.  Rugby Fix
  2. ^ http://blogs.bettor.com/Chiefs-sign-Sam-Cane-and-Brodie-Retallick-on-a-two-year-deal-Rugby-News-a86457
  3. ^ Bay of Plenty Times
  4. ^ New Zealand Under-20 squad-named
  5. ^ "Brodie Retallick". allblacks.com. NZRU. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Robson, Toby. "All Blacks lock has an appetite for destruction". stuff.co.nz. Fairfax Media Digital. Retrieved 23 September 2014. 

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