4 Jun 2008

One uncapped player for All Blacks starting lineup

9:02 am on 4 June 2008

Only one uncapped player has been named in the All Blacks starting fifteen against Ireland this weekend, but the selectors have chosen on a new look team to make a fresh start.

The Auckland winger Anthony Tuitavake will make his test debut in Wellington on Saturday, in a side that includes just six survivors from the team which lost to France at last year's World Cup.

There are three new names on the bench, the Auckland lock Anthony Boric, Waikato halfback Stephen Donald and Otago flanker Adam Thomson.

Rodney So'oialo has been switched from number eight to blindside flanker in place of the retired Jerry Collins, and the Crusaders prop Greg Somerville as being rested after the Super 14 final, but he's expected to play in the first test against England next week.