All Blacks star lock Brodie Retallick and his wife Niki have welcomed a new baby girl – exactly a year after the tragic loss of their baby boy.
According to the NZ Herald website, coach Steve Hansen confirmed the couple had a new baby in a press conference following New Zealand’s last-gasp Rugby Championship victory over the Springboks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
So glad for Brodie and Niki after their heartbreak. Will also good to see the great man back playing again, hopefully against England. He makes a huge difference to the team performance. Probably more than any other individual. his wife. https://t.co/8jqy2w4MWR
— Alastair Carthew (@AlastairCarthe1) October 8, 2018
Retallick had four months off rugby after the premature loss in September last year of their baby boy.
He returned to the field in January, telling media at the time the family was “going good under the circumstances”.