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Brodie Retallick

An exciting attacking option and imposing force in the lineout, Brodie Retallick has established himself as a key member of the All Blacks lineout with his power, mobility and aerial skills complementing his athleticism and rugged defence.

The towering lock was a key member of the Rugby World Cup winning All Blacks team in 2015, carrying on the form that saw him named World Rugby Player of the Year in 2014 after an impressive season. He scored his second try against France in the RWC 2015 quarterfinal and was the only player from the tight five to score in the nine-try win.

Originally, from the North Canterbury town of Amberley, Retallick shifted north to Hawke's Bay in 2010 and has followed a development path taken by many of his All Blacks squad mates: he was part of the New Zealand Under 20 side that won the Junior World Championship in Italy in 2011.

Retallick then made his Investec Super Rugby debut season with the 2012 Super Rugby-winning Chiefs, energising their set pieces and proving himself as an outstanding player around the field before doing the same in the All Blacks jersey.

Rugby runs in the family: his uncle John Ashworth is a former All Blacks prop and cousin Culum Retallick has also played Super Rugby.

2.04m, 120kg
Test Debut:
v Ireland at Auckland, 9 June 2012
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Bay of Plenty
Super Rugby Team:

Career Comments

  • Career notes:
    Hawke’s Bay ITM Cup team (2010)
    Canterbury Metro Under 18 (2009,2008)

    Rugby ground: Christchurch Boy’s High School Number 1 field
    Rugby player and why: Chris Jack, because he was my role model as a kid
    Food: Roast
    Book:  Harry Potter
    Singer/Band/Music type: ACDC and rock
    Holiday destination: Gold Coast
    Non-rugby sports team: Warriors
    If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Kobe Bryant so I could see how he handles the pressure
    Earliest rugby memories: Playing under 8s rugby for Amberley
    I hate it when….
    I can’t live without…..
    A car
    If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be….A basketballer

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

(+) = substitute; (-) = replaced

9 June v Ireland at Auckland 42-10 (-)
16 June v Ireland at Christchurch 22-19 (-)
23 June v Ireland at Hamilton 60-0 (+)
18 Aug v Australia at Sydney 27-19 (+)
25 Aug v Australia at Auckland 22-0 (+)
8 Sep v Argentina at Wellington 21-5 (-)
15 Sep v South Africa at Dunedin 21-11 (+)
30 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 54-15 (+)
7 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 32-16 (-)
20 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 18-18 (-)
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10
15 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 33-10 (+)
2 Dec v England at London 21-38 (-)

8 June v France at Auckland 23-13
17 August v Australia at Sydney 47-29 (+)
24 August v Australia at Wellington 27-16
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15 (-)
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27 (-)
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33 (+)
10 Nov v France at Paris 26-19
17 Nov v England at London 30-22 (-)
25 Nov v Ireland at Dublin 24-22

7 June v England at Auckland 20-15
14 June v England at Dunedin 28-27 (-)
21 Jun vs England at Hamilton 36-13 (-)
16 Aug vs Australia at Sydney 12-12
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20 (-)
6 Sept v Argentina at Napier 28-9
13 Sept v South Africa at Wellington 14-10
28 Sept v Argentina at La Plata 34-13 (-)
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28
8 Nov v England at London 24-21 (-)
22 Nov v Wales at Cardiff 34-16

8 July v Samoa at Apia 15-16 (+)
17 July v Argentina at Christchurch 39-18
25 July v South Africa at Johannesburg 27-20
8 August v Australia at Sydney 19-27
15 Aug vs Australia at Auckland 41-13
20 Sep vs Argentina at London 26-16 (-)
2 Oct vs Georgia at Cardiff 43-10
10 Oct vs Tonga at Newcastle upon Tyne 47-9 (+)
17 Oct vs France at Cardiff 62-13
24 Oct vs South Africa at London 20-18
31 Oct vs Australia at London 34-17

11 Jun v Wales at Auckland 39-21
18 June v Wales at Wellington 36-22 (-)
25 June v Wales at Dunedin 46-6 (-)
20 August v Australia at Sydney 42-8
27 August v Australia at Wellington 29-9 (-)