18 Nov 2010

Nonu, Smith reunited in All Blacks midfield

8:06 pm on 18 November 2010

The All Black selectors have re-united the Wellington midfield pairing of Conrad Smith and Ma'a Nonu for Sunday morning's rugby test against Ireland.

Smith sat out the England match at Twickenham where Sonny Bill Williams made his test debut at centre.

Then Nonu missed the Scotland match when Smith started at centre and Williams moved in to second-five.

In other changes from the side which easily beat Scotland, Andy Ellis starts at halfback, Jerome Kaino returns to blindside flanker and Cory Jane's back from injury on the right wing.