Retallick ruled out of Brisbane Test

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by Beth Newman

The All Blacks will be without Brodie Retallick in the third Bledisloe clash this Saturday. 

Retallick has not played since the All Blacks’ record win over South Africa in Albany, remaining at home with his family after the loss of their unborn baby. 

Luke Romano will also be absent from the Brisbane trip, his wife having just given birth to their son. 

The Blues' Patrick Tuipulotu will stay with the squad as Romano's replacement for the third Bledisloe week, along with flanker Matt Todd. 

Crusaders flyhalf Richie Mo’unga comes into the squad as injury cover, with Nehe Milner-Skudder's season over and Beauden Barrett being monitored for a head knock he suffered against the Springboks in Cape Town. 

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All Blacks squad for third Bledisloe 


Wyatt Crockett

Kane Hames

Nepo Laulala

Jeff Toomaga-Allen

Ofa Tu’ungafasi

Dane Coles

Nathan Harris

Codie Taylor

Scott Barrett

Patrick Tuipulotu

Samuel Whitelock

Sam Cane

Vaea Fifita

Jerome Kaino

Kieran Read

Ardie Savea

Liam Squire

Matt Todd


Tawera Kerr-Barlow

TJ Perenara

Aaron Smith

Beauden Barrett

Richie Mo’unga

Lima Sopoaga

Ryan Crotty

Ngani Laumape

Anton Lienert-Brown

Sonny Bill Williams

Rieko Ioane

Waisake Naholo

David Havili

Damian McKenzie.