Injury concern for ABs lock Brodie Retallick

Last updated 16:47 13/06/2013
Brodie Retallick
CONCERN: Brodie Retallick limped off at training this afternoon.

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Lock Brodie Retallick has thrown a scare through the All Blacks camp after limping out of training today with a heavily iced upper left leg.

It's unclear how serious the injury is or whether it will jeopardise his place in the team to play France on Saturday.

However, it was notable that Sam Whitelock spent some time in the second row alongside Jeremy Thrush at the back end of an opposed training today.

Whitelock was not considered for the test due to a broken finger and is not scheduled to return until the third test in New Plymouth, but appeared untroubled during today's session.

If Retallick was to be ruled out, Whitelock may come into the squad.

Presumably reserve lock Thrush would be promoted to the starting XV to make his debut alongside Luke Romano, with Whitelock called up to the reserves.

Retallick's injury is believed to be a hamstring strain. It happened toward the end of an hour-long training session and he spent some time stretching with the team doctor before limping back to the changing rooms.

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