As they prepare to become the All Blacks most capped locking combination, Brodie Retallick says he's more than happy to welcome partner Sam Whitelock into his 'mullet movement' ahead of this weekend's clash with Ireland in Dublin.
Dating back to earlier this year, Retallick, along with Liam Squire and Sam Cane, have started the movement within the All Blacks camp, even inducting the likes of Beauden Barrett in recent times.
Asked about his attempts to recruit his long time locking partner, Retallick was coy about the prospect of seeing Whitelock adopt the business in the front, party out the back haircut.
"We haven't really talked about that to be fair. Obviously we'd more than welcome him," Retallick said.
Whitelock though, says he has good reason for not shedding his hairdo, citing the impending hair loss of older brothers George and Adam.
"Looking at my two older brothers, I probably should enjoy my hair while I can," he said.
"When it's gone, it's gone."
Retallick and Whitelock will both start in the All Blacks' second row in Dublin this weekend.