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Brodie Retallick hints at New Zealand rugby stay after World Cup

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick has hinted that he could remain in New Zealand after this year's World Cup in Japan, having been linked with lucrative offers from overseas clubs.

Retallick, 28, has been reportedly interesting clubs in Japan, as well as being reportedly offered a huge $1.9m deal with English club Sale. However, Retallick himself has shut down any talk of leaving New Zealand for England.

Speaking to South African network Sport24 after the Chiefs' win over the Bulls this weekend, Retallick dropped the biggest hint yet that he could be staying in New Zealand for the foreseable future.

"In terms of my post-World Cup future, I'm not too sure yet and I'm still sort of working through that," Retallick said.

"At the conclusion of the World Cup, I will be 28 years old and I would like to think that I still have something to offer the All Black jersey, but I have to work it (my future) out and see how it looks.

"Playing for the All Blacks is in the back of my mind, but now my focus is on the Chiefs, getting that right and playing well for my Super Rugby franchise. If and when playing for the All Blacks at the World Cup does come along, we'll sort of worry about all that stuff then."

Retallick is yet to re-sign with New Zealand Rugby, with his current deal up at the end of 2019.

Brodie Retallick scores a try for the All Blacks against the Wallabies.
Brodie Retallick scores a try for the All Blacks against the Wallabies. Source: Photosport


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