23 May, 12:21
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
Leinster winger Denis Hickie has been confirmed as the final member of the Ireland matchday 22 for tomorrow's second Test against New Zealand (Eden Park, Auckland, 8.35am).
Irish coach Eddie O'Sullivan had left a vacancy on the replacements bench to consider his options as there were concerns over full-back Geordan Murphy's fitness. The Leicester player had an Achilles tendon strain.
Murphy has come through training during the week and the Captain's Run session today in Auckland.
The game will be live on Sky Sports and on RTE Radio 1 MW and LW. IrishRugby.ie will also be running a live match tracker on this website.
IRELAND TEAM AND REPLACEMENTS (v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland, 8.35am Irish time, Saturday, June 17):
15 - Geordan Murphy (Leicester Tigers) 40 caps
14 - Shane Horgan (Lansdowne/Leinster) 46
13 - Brian O'Driscoll (Blackrock College/Leinster) (captain) 65
12 - Gordon D'Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 21
11 - Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster) 7
10 - Ronan O'Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster) 61
9 - Peter Stringer (Shannon/Munster) 67
1 - Marcus Horan (Shannon/Munster) 38
2 - Jerry Flannery (Shannon/Munster) 7
3 - John Hayes (Bruff/Munster) 63
4 - Donncha O'Callaghan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 25
5 - Paul O'Connell (Young Munster/Munster) 34
6 - Neil Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 3
7 - David Wallace (Garryowen/Munster) 28
8 - Denis Leamy (Cork Constitution/Munster) 12
16 - Rory Best (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster) 3
17 - Bryan Young (Ballymena/Ulster) 0
18 - Mick O'Driscoll (Cork Constitution/Munster) 5
19 - Keith Gleeson (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 24
20 - Isaac Boss (Ballymena/Ulster) 0
21 - Denis Hickie (St. Mary's College/Leinster) 51
22 - Girvan Dempsey (Terenure College/Leinster) 64
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
Touch Judges: Matt Goddard, Brett Bowden (both Australia)