12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
In the backs, Manawatu's Matt Harvey moves in a place to partner Hawke's Bay's Sam Leung-Wai in the centres while King Country teenager Pehi Te Whare replaces Michael Pettman of Manawatu on the right wing.
The NZ Divisional XV that Ireland is to play, are all 2nd and 3rd dividion players from around NZ. In case you don't know, this is the New Zealand Divisional XV to play Italy on Sunday, June 2 Tim Manawatu (Hawke's Bay), Pehi Te Whare (King Country), Sam Leung-Wai (Hawke's Bay), Matt Harvey (Manawatu), Pila Fifita (North Otago), Mano Flutey (East Coast), Lee Peina (King Country, captain), Mutu Ngarimu (Hawke's Bay), Simon McKearney (Thames Valley), Daniel Alofa (King Country), Kele Leawere (East Coast), Matt Porter (Marlborough), Peter Bielski (Hawke's Bay), Paul Mitchell (King Country), Clint Newland (Hawke's Bay). Reserves: Derek Leefe (East Coast), Jeremy Hapeta (Manawatu), Kahu Marfell (Nelson Bays), Aaron Griffith (Nelson Bays), Quintyn Austin (Manawatu), Joe Fa'aiu (Nelson Bays), Dwayne Kemp (Wanganui). Coaches: Noel McQuilkin and Kieran Keane