All Black lock Brodie Retallick briefly considered tackling the streaker who invaded the pitch during the All Blacks' 57-0 win over the Springboks in Albany last night.

 A streaker runs in to Brodie Retallick of the All Blacks during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South African Springboks. Photo / Getty Images
A streaker runs in to Brodie Retallick of the All Blacks during the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South African Springboks. Photo / Getty Images

But perhaps thankfully for both parties, the streaker slipped and Retallick had a change of heart.

"I wasn't too keen to tackle that naked man," Retallick told TVNZ. "I was thinking about it, but then I thought nah, I'm not going to do that."

Streaker action during the All Blacks 57-0 win against South Africa, in the Rugby Championship test match between the All Blacks and South Africa. Photo / Brett Phibbs.
Streaker action during the All Blacks 57-0 win against South Africa, in the Rugby Championship test match between the All Blacks and South Africa. Photo / Brett Phibbs.

TVNZ Breakfast presenter Hilary Barry had the best seat in the house to watch the pitch invasion early in the second half.

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The naked man burst onto the pitch before being tackled by a mob of security guards and escorted from the field.

Streaker action during the All Blacks 57-0 win against South Africa, in the Rugby Championship test match between the All Blacks and South Africa, held at North Harbour Stadium. Photo / Brett Phibbs.
Streaker action during the All Blacks 57-0 win against South Africa, in the Rugby Championship test match between the All Blacks and South Africa, held at North Harbour Stadium. Photo / Brett Phibbs.

"Streaker, so North Shore," Barry tweeted.

The streaker who invaded the pitch at Eden Park during the All Blacks' test against the Lions was fined $400 and ordered to pay court costs of $400.