18 May, 12:24
The news today that Ronan O'Gara's long and distinguished playing time is over, brings to a close what was by any standards, a remarkable career.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named three newcomers, Hurricanes left-wing Julian Savea, Highlanders scrum-half Aaron Smith and Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick who, at 21 years and 9 days, is set to become the second youngest lock in All Blacks history since Waikato lock Mark Mark Cooksley who made his Test debut against a World XV in 1992.
New Zealand: Israel Dagg; Zac Guildford, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Julian Savea; Dan Carter, Aaron Smith; Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Owen Franks; Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock; Victor Vito, Richie McCaw (c), Kieran Read. Replacements: Hika Elliot, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Adam Thomson, Piri Weepu, Aaron Cruden, Ben Smith.