Injury concern for ABs lock Brodie Retallick

All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith looks to force a turnover from French hooker Dimitri Szarzewski.
All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith looks to force a turnover from French hooker Dimitri Szarzewski.
Ben Smith, who set up a counter-attack try for Aaron Smith late in the first half, cuts through the French defence.
Ben Smith, who set up a counter-attack try for Aaron Smith late in the first half, cuts through the French defence.
All Blacks fans singing aloud at Eden Park during the clash with France.
All Blacks fans singing aloud at Eden Park during the clash with France.
The engine room of the All Blacks, the front row of (from left) Owen Franks, Dane Coles and Wyatt Crockett pack down, with Liam Messam on the side.
The engine room of the All Blacks, the front row of (from left) Owen Franks, Dane Coles and Wyatt Crockett pack down, with Liam Messam on the side.
A section of French supporters show off their colours at Eden Park.
A section of French supporters show off their colours at Eden Park.
Ma'a Nonu makes a break for the All Blacks.
Ma'a Nonu makes a break for the All Blacks.
Aaron Smith smiles as he cruises in for a try.
Aaron Smith smiles as he cruises in for a try.
Kiwi and French fans enjoying the atmosphere at Eden Park before kick-off.
Kiwi and French fans enjoying the atmosphere at Eden Park before kick-off.
Flanker Sam Cane goes in under the posts for the All Blacks.
Flanker Sam Cane goes in under the posts for the All Blacks.
France celebrate their first half try as dejected All Blacks look away.
France celebrate their first half try as dejected All Blacks look away.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read takes a run at the French defence.
All Blacks captain Kieran Read takes a run at the French defence.
Prop Wyatt Crockett takes it on the full.
Prop Wyatt Crockett takes it on the full.
First five Aaron Cruden attempts a kick at goal for the All Blacks.
First five Aaron Cruden attempts a kick at goal for the All Blacks.
The French team stands to face the haka.
The French team stands to face the haka.
French captain Thierry Dusautoir in action at Eden Park.
French captain Thierry Dusautoir in action at Eden Park.
The French side huddle before kick-off in the first test against the All Blacks.
The French side huddle before kick-off in the first test against the All Blacks.

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.

CONCERN: Brodie Retallick limped off at training this afternoon.
CONCERN: Brodie Retallick limped off at training this afternoon.

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