Rugby League Park, Christchurch (16/06/2012, 07:35 GMT)
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant Referees: Romain Poite, Pascal Gauzere (both France)
Television Match Official: Matt Goddard (Australia)
New Zealand Ireland Israel Dagg 15 Rob Kearney Zac Guildford 14 Fergus McFadden Conrad Smith 13 Brain O'Driscoll (c) Sonny Bill Williams 12 Gordon D'Arcy Julian Savea 11 Andrew Trimble Daniel Carter 10 Jonathan Sexton Aaron Smith 9 Conor Murray Kieran Read 8 Jamie Heaslip Richie McCaw (c) 7 Sean O'Brien Adam Thomson 6 Kevin McLaughlin Samuel Whitelock 5 Donnacha Ryan Brodie Retallick 4 Dan Touhy Owen Franks 3 Mike Ross Andrew Hore 2 Rory Best Tony Woodcock 1 Cian Healy Hikawera Elliot 16 Sean Cronin Ben Franks 17 Declan Fitzpatrick Ali Williams 18 Donncha O'Callaghan Sam Cane 19 Peter O'Mahony Piri Weepu 20 Eoin Reddan Aaron Cruden 21 Ronan O'Gara Ben Smith 22 Simon Zebo
Why are we calling them Spring tests? June isn't Spring.
Anyway I'm really hoping Hansen experiments a bit more or at least puts Weepu at 9 and we play a stronger side. Chances are we be without Healy, Fitzpatrick and Ross which would really screw us up. So here's my team.
2. Cronin (I'd like Best to get a bit of a rest, Cronin ads more dynamism and I want him to fully prove he's fixed his throwing)
7. Henry (PO'M din't really do anything wrong but if Henry's fit I'd like him to get a go)
13. O'Driscoll (left and right on attack BO'D at 12 on defense)
17 Fitzpatrick/ Loughney/ anyone but Archer preferably Hagan
20. Marshall (I'd like him to get a go at least)
21. O'Gara (wish we had Madigan in the squad)