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Brodie Retallick All Blacks lock injures shoulder

Another injury has dented a New Zealand international in a Rugby World Cup year, with Brodie Retallick out for four weeks.

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All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick will miss one month of Super Rugby action due to a left shoulder injury.

The Chiefs back-rower missed six weeks earlier in the season due to a right shoulder problem, but the opposite joint has now sidelined him.

The setback means Retallick is likely to have only two or three more regular season matches at club level before finals, and then preparation for the Rugby World Cup starting in September.

Retallick, who has 35 All Blacks caps to his name, joins fellow New Zealand internationals Aaron Cruden (knee) and Richie McCaw (concussion) in spending time on the sidelines of late.

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