The All Blacks will start their preparations to face the Springboks this weekend without the service of Brodie Retallick and Ngani Laumape have been ruled out.

Retallick have a shoulder issue and Laumape a knee complaint.

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen confirmed that Auckland second-row Patrick Tuipulotu has been called into the squad as cover for Retallick.

With three bonus points wins from three test the All Blacks will not be stopped to retain the Championship yet again.

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