Bit of a bummer of a time slot. Could easily conflict with those working up here in the NH! Both teams will head into the game confident, the Maori after a strong display against the NZ Barbarians despite a very poor scrum and Ireland after a courageous display against the All Blacks. The curse of the #6 jersey strikes again, with John Muldoon after suffering a nasty break and dislocation of his arm in New Plymouth against the All Blacks and with fellow blindside flankers Stephen Ferris, Kevin McLaughlin and Sean O'Brien also sitting out injured, rumour has it 19 year old Ireland U20 captain Rhys Ruddock is to be called up and will fly from the U20 World cup in Rosario, Argentina to Rotorua to join up with the Irish squad. New Zealand Maori squad: Forwards: B Afeaki (North Harbour), C Bourke (Bay of Plenty), D Coles (Wellington), J Ellison (Wellington), C Flynn (Canterbury), R Graham (Waikato), J Hoeata (Taranaki), T Latimer (Bay of Plenty), K Lowe (Hawke’s Bay), L Messam (Waikato, captain), B Murray (Northland), C Newland (Hawke’s Bay), D Ramsay (Wellington), I Ross (Canterbury), H Triggs (Otago). Backs: S Brett (Canterbury), H Gear (Wellington), S Maitland (Canterbury), L McAlister (North Harbour), W Ripia (Taranaki), R Robinson (Southland), A Smith (Manawatu), C Smylie (North Harbour), D Sweeney (Waikato), A Taylor (Manawatu), J Willison (Waikato). Last Lineup: 1.Bronson Murray 2.Corey Flynn 3.Clint Newland 4.Isaac Ross 5.Daniel Ramsay 6.Jarrad Hoeata 7.Tanerau Latimer 8.Liam Messam – captain 9.Chris Smylie 10.Stephen Brett 11.Hosea Gear 12.Luke McAlister 13.Jackson Willison 14.Sean Maitland 15.Robbie Robinson Reserves: 16.Dane Coles 17.Ben Afeaki 18.Romana Graham 19.Hayden Triggs 20.Colin Bourke 21.Aaron Smith 22.Dwayne Sweeney Ireland Squad: Backs: Tommy Bowe, Gordon D'Arcy, Gavin Duffy, Johne Murphy, Rob Kearney, Geordan Murphy, Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara, Tomas O'Leary, Eoin Reddan, Jonathan Sexton, Peter Stringer, Andrew Trimble, Paddy Wallace Forwards: Tony Buckley, Tom Court, Sean Cronin, Damien Varley, John Fogarty, John Hayes, Cian Healy, Jamie Heaslip (LIKELY TO BE SUSPENDED), Chris Henry, Marcus Horan, Shane Jennings, Donncha O'Callaghan, Mick O'Driscoll (possibly injured), Ed O'Donoghue, Niall Ronan,Dan Tuohy, David Wallace With Heaslip likely suspended and Muldoon injured as noted above it is rumoured 19 year old Rhys Ruddock has been called up.