Ireland make three changes ahead of final All Blacks Test
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Two changes in the backs and one in the forward pack, have been made by Declan kidney and co to the side that took the field in the second test in Christchurch.
Paddy Wallace, who was called out as a replacement for the tour after Gordon D’Arcy returned home injured, goes straight into the side at inside centre in place of D’Arcy.
Keith Earls has recovered from his chest injury he picked up in the first test and slots in on the left wing in place of Andrew Trimble, who moves to the bench.
Peter O’Mahony starts at No.8, replacing the injured Jamie Heaslip, who is ruled out due to a broken finger. Back row Chris Henry comes into the replacements to fill the spot left after O’Mahony’s promotion to the starting fifteen.
New Zealand v Ireland
Saturday, 23rd June 2012 at the Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
15 Rob Kearney, 14 Fergus McFadden, 13 Brian O’Driscoll (C), 12 Paddy Wallace, 11 Keith Earls, 10 Jonathan Sexton, 9 Conor Murray, 1 Cian Healy, 2 Rory Best, 3 Mike Ross, 4 Dan Tuohy, 5 Donnacha Ryan, 6 Kevin McLaughlin, 7 Sean O’Brien, 8 Peter O’Mahony
16 Sean Cronin, 17 Declan Fitzpatrick, 18 Donncha O’Callaghan, 19 Chris Henry, 20 Eoin Reddan, 21 Ronan O’Gara, 22 Andrew Trimble