23 Nov 2013

Hansen rings changes for All Blacks

6:55 am on 23 November 2013

The All Blacks have made seven changes to their starting line-up to take on Ireland at the sold out Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Monday morning.

Kieran Read, Sam Whitelock and captain Richie McCaw are the only survivors in the forward pack from Twickenham, while impressive rookie wing Charles Piutau is being rested in favour of Cory Jane.

Wyatt Crockett, Andrew Hore and Charlie Faumuina form a completely new front row while Luke Romano and Steven Luatua swap into the forwards in place of Brodie Rettalick and Liam Messam.

Aaron Cruden steps into number 10 jersey for the injured Dan Carter while the halfback TJ Perenara could debut for the World Cup holders from the bench.

1. Wyatt Crockett (23)

2. Andrew Hore (82)

3. Charlie Faumuina (16)

4. Luke Romano (16)

5. Samuel Whitelock (50)

6. Steven Luatua (10)

7. Richie McCaw - captain (123)

8. Kieran Read (60)

9. Aaron Smith (25)

10. Aaron Cruden (28)

11. Julian Savea (19)

12. Ma'a Nonu (87)

13. Ben Smith (25)

14. Cory Jane (44)

15. Israel Dagg (37)

Reserves:

16. Dane Coles (14)

17. Ben Franks (30)

18. Owen Franks (53)

19. Brodie Retallick (23)

20. Sam Cane (14)

21. TJ Perenara *

22. Beauden Barrett (15)

23. Ryan Crotty (4)