Cape Town - All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick is expecting a physical
confrontation when they face a resurgent Springbok side in their
top-of-the-table Rugby Championship clash in Auckland next weekend.
The Springboks are three points behind the All Blacks in the
Rugby Championship standing and will looking for their first win against the
World champions since October 2014 at Ellis Park.
The All Blacks hammered the Springboks in both of the 2016
Rugby Championship matches; 41-13 and 57-15. But Retallick is well aware that
the Boks are a different beast compared to last year's annuls horribilis.
"We all know the way the South Africans play,"
"We've seen the last couple of weeks how physical
they've been, especially up front. As always, they're big boys and they like to
come at you.
"Every Test is special, but from what we've seen so far
in the Rugby Championship, they've had two great wins over Argentina and
they'll be a little bit frustrated with the draw against Australia in Perth.
"They'll be coming here with a bit of anger, and with
the skill and physicality they're playing with, I'm sure it's going to be a