Live international rugby: All Blacks v Ireland
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All you need to know ahead of the second test between the All Blacks and Ireland at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin (kickoff at 7.05pm):
Scott Barrett's brief turn as a blindside flanker is over and he will return to lock in the All Blacks team that will face Ireland in Saturday's second test at Dunedin.
Barrett's positional shift again is partly necessitated by injury. Veteran lock Sam Whitelock has been diagnosed with a delayed onset concussion and Barrett takes his place in the second row where he will partner Brodie Retallick.
Nope. Ireland are a real-deal team — and tonight's first test is their best chance to break down another barrier, beating the All Blacks at home. They will be greatly added by the fact the All Blacks are often scratchy in their first test of the year.
But the length of the tour should catch them out by the time they roll into Wellington for the third test on 16 July. Some players will have to double up between midweek matches against the Māori All Blacks and the Saturday tests — there are three on the bench tonight (Conor Murray, Joey Carberry and Bundee Aki) who featured in Wednesday's defeat to the Māori.