What Ioane and Retallick actually said to Irish players
There’s been a lot of talk about what exactly All Blacks players actually said to the Irish lads after this World Cup win on Saturday, Rieko Ioane and Brodie Retallick in particular.
Not long after the final whistle Johnny Sexton could be seen exchanging unpleasantries with Rieko Ioane.
What we understand Ioane said to Sexton was something along the lines of: “Enjoy retirement and don’t miss the flight home”.
That set Sexton off who started shouting more explicit stuff back.
Brodie Retallick got one back on Irish back row Peter O’Mahony, allegedly telling him: “Oi Peter, four more years you ****wit”.
O’Mahony had called All Blacks captain Sam Cane a ‘s**te version’ of Richie McCaw’ last year, so I guess he had that coming.
If you live by the sword, you die by it.
Anyway, fantastic to see that in the age of the PR managed rugby players, the real rugby players still exist beneath.