All Blacks World Cup XV: Lock (2)

All Blacks World Cup XV: Lock (2)

All Blacks World Cup XV: Lock (2)


We have analysed every All Blacks Rugby World Cup campaign from 1987-2015 to select four players in each
position, now it is up to the fans to select the final team.

Who will you select as your second lock? The
finalists are:

Brodie Retallick (2015)
It’s amazing to think that Brodie Retallick has only appeared at one Rugby World Cup such is the shadow he
has cast over the All Blacks since debuting in 2012. Retallick announced himself as the world’s premier second
rower in the 2015 tournament with a number of standout performances. The 2.04m, 123kg powerhouse crossed for a try
in the quarterfinal mauling of France and played the full 80 minutes in both the semifinal and final. 
Robin Brooke (1995, 1999)
Robin Brooke had all the attributes of a world class lock – athletic, powerful and highly physical. He was at
the peak of his game during the 1995 tournament where he formed a daunting combination with Ian Jones. Although he
never captained the All Blacks, Brooke was a genuine leader in the pack. Brooke finished his World Cup career with
two tries from nine Tests across two tournaments. 
Brad Thorn (2003, 2011)
The image of Brad Thorn fist-pumping to the Eden Park crowd following the 2011 final victory over France is one
that will live on in eternity for All Blacks fans. It summed up the mood of New Zealand as the All Blacks lifted
their first title for 24 years. The former Brisbane Broncos league star was 36 at the time of the 2011 final but
showed no signs of his advancing age with a sublime performance. 
Murray Pierce (1987)
A no-nonsense policeman, Murray Pierce was a pivotal member of the All Blacks World Cup-winning squad in 1987. A
player who didn’t shirk the graft and embraced the physical aspects of the game, Pierce counter-balanced the
flair of fellow forwards Michael Jones, Alan Whetton and Zinzan Brooke. He played in five out of the All Blacks six
matches at the tournament – including the entirety of the three knockout matches.


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