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'We're going to have to be better', says Retallick

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 00:40

All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick says 'we're going to have be better than we have been before' when they face the British and Irish Lions in the first test next Saturday

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SHOWS: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (JUNE 19, 2017) (TVNZ - Broadcasters: NO ACCESS NEW ZEALAND Digital: NO ACCESS NEW ZEALAND INTERNET SITES / ANY INTERNET SITE OF ANY NEW ZEALAND OR AUSTRALIAN BASED MEDIA ORGANISATIONS OR MOBILE PLATFORMS) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACK BRODIE RETALLICK, SAYING: "We're going to have be better than we have been before, we know that, we have to be better than we were on Friday night. So, for us that's exciting because we get to challenge ourselves against some of the best players in the world and teams. I'm not sure, I can't describe what it will be like on Saturday night, but I know it's going to be pretty intense and there's going to be a lot of pressure and like you say with the Lions fans out here and the All Blacks supporters, there's going to be a great feeling within the stadium and we'll be just looking to go out there and perform and play the way the All Blacks like to play." STORY: All Blacks' lock Brodie Retallick said that his side will "have to be better than we have been before" when they take on the British and Irish Lions in the first test in Auckland next Saturday (June 24). The British and Irish Lions warmed up for the match with a 32-10 win over the Maori All Blacks on Saturday (June 17) and face the Chiefs in their last warm-up hame in Hamilton on Tuesday. Retallick played for the All Blacks in their 78-0 win over Samoa in Auckland on Friday (June 16), but said they would need to improve Saturday's test. "We're going to have be better than we have been before, we know that, we have to be better than we were on Friday night," said Retallick in Auckland on Monday (June 19). "So, for us that's exciting because we get to challenge ourselves against some of the best players in the world and teams. I'm not sure, I can't describe what it will be like on Saturday night, but I know it's going to be pretty intense and there's going to be a lot of pressure and like you say with the Lions fans out here and the All Blacks supporters, there's going to be a great feeling within the stadium and we'll be just looking to go out there and perform and play the way the All Blacks like to play."

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'We're going to have to be better', says Retallick

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 00:40