The Irish starting 15 to take on NZ on Saturday morning has been announced and Ronan O'Gara will start at out-half. O'Gara gets the nod ahead of David Humphreys, who was initially Eddie O'Sullivan's first choice. The first test kicks off at 08.05 Irish time. The second and final test is on the 22nd June.

Meanwhile, Munster's David Wallace has been drafted in to the squad in the last hour as cover for Eric Miller and Alan Quinlan. Both men suffered knocks on Saturday in the 56-3 drubbing of a divisional 15 at Dunedin.


1. Reggie Corrigan
2. Keith Wood
3. John Hayes
4. Paul O'Connell
5. Gary Longwell
6. Keith Gleeson
7. Simon Easterby
8. Anthony Foley


9. Peter Stringer
10. Ronan O'Gara
11. Geordan Murphy
12. Brian O'Driscoll
13. John Kelly
14. Justin Bishop
15. Girvan Dempsey

Filed by Johnny Proby