Brodie Retallick named world player of the year
November 24, 2014 12:05 am
New Zealand second row Brodie Retallick has been named World Rugby player of the year for 2014.
The Chiefs vice-captain becomes the fourth All Black to win the prize.
Twenty-three -year old, Retallick beat team-mate Julian Savea, Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton, and South Africa pair, Willie le Roux and Duane Vermeulen to the award.
It seals a hat-trick of honours for New Zealand, who were named team of the year, with Steve Hansen named coach of the year.
The second row follows in the footsteps of team mates Kieran Read,Dan Carter and Richie McCaw in receiving the honour.