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All Blacks Make Single Change For Team To Face Ireland In Second Test

13 November 2021; Dalton Papalii of New Zealand makes a break during the Autumn Nations Series match between Ireland and New Zealand at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

By PJ Browne Updated

Ian Foster has made one enforced changed to the All Blacks team to face Ireland at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin this weekend from the one which defeated Andy Farrell's side 42-19 at Eden Park.

With Sam Whitelock ruled out through concussion, Scott Barrett moves from blindside flanker to the second row while Dalton Papalii comes into the team at number six.

13 November 2021; Dalton Papalii of New Zealand makes a break during the Autumn Nations Series match between Ireland and New Zealand at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

19 October 2019; Scott Barrett of New Zealand is tackled by Josh Van der Flier of Ireland during the 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final match between New Zealand and Ireland at the Tokyo Stadium in Chofu, Japan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

There are several changes to the bench with Aidan Ross, Patrick Tuipulotu, Folau Fakatava, and Will Jordan all coming in. Ross and Fakatava could make their All Blacks debuts as replacements.

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Foster said that the All Blacks would have continued with Barrett at six were it not for the injury to Whitelock.

"I think it's fair to say we probably would have looked at ‘Scooter’ [Barrett] again," said Foster.

"I think you'll see him there again at some stage but for now it's a chance for us to look at were we could have ended up on the second half last week, which is three more mobile loosies.

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"They play a little bit similar but Dalton is a tough rugby player and he's physical in the tackle and he's quick, so it just gives us a different dynamic. But clearly the set piece will be a little bit affected."

19 October 2019; Scott Barrett of New Zealand is tackled by Josh Van der Flier of Ireland during the 2019 Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final match between New Zealand and Ireland at the Tokyo Stadium in Chofu, Japan. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

1: George Bower (12)
2: Codie Taylor (67)
3: Ofa Tu’ungafasi (45)
4: Brodie Retallick (93)
5: Scott Barrett (49)
6: Dalton Papalii (13)
7: Sam Cane (78) Captain
8: Ardie Savea (60)
9: Aaron Smith (103)
10: Beauden Barrett (102)
11: Leicester Fainga’anuku (1)
12: Quinn Tupaea (8)
13: Rieko Ioane (48)
14: Sevu Reece (18)
15: Jordie Barrett (37)

Replacements:

16: Samisoni Taukei’aho (10)
17: Aidan Ross* (0)
18: Angus Ta’avao (21)
19: Patrick Tuipulotu (41)
20: Pita Gus Sowakula (1)
21: Folau Fakatava* (0)
22: Richie Mo’unga (33)
23: Will Jordan (13)

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Andy Farrell has also named his side to take on the All Blacks in the second test. It sees one change from the game in Auckland with Mack Hansen coming in on the wing to take the place of Keith Earls.

See Also: One Change As Ireland Team To Play All Blacks In Dunedin Named

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