Steve Hansen during game 7 of the British and Irish Lions 2017 Tour of New Zealand, the first Test match between The All Blacks and British and Irish Lions, Eden Park, Auckland, Saturday 24th June 2017 (Photo by Kevin Booth Steve Haag Sports)

All Blacks Brodie Retallick will most properly only be available in the quarter finals of this years World Cup as he is still busy with his rehab after a dislocated shoulder.

Steven Hansen has admit that he believes Brodie will likely miss all of New Zealands pool matches during the World Cup.

Taking an injured player to a World Cup can be a huge risk, just ask the Proteas what happened when they bargain of Steyn recovering during the World Cup in England earlier this year.

The other second row players in the squad is Whitelock, Tuipulotu and Scott Barrett which Hansen will be depending on to carry to load till mid-October.

Hansen said that his shoulder is still sore and he believes they should make the quarter finals without Retallick playing.

Hansen is hoping that his star lock will be ready to go when the knockout stages starts.

Time will tell if Hansen gamble will pay off

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