Alan Quinlan is the one member of Munster Heineken's Cup winning pack not included in the Ireland side for the game against New Zealand on Saturday at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.
Munster's outstanding blind-side performer this season is suffering from a thigh injury and Denis Leamy
is selected at 6 with Jamie Heaslip at number 8. Jerry Flannery
returns to the side at hooker after missing the entire RBS Six Nations Championship.
Ireland: R Kearney; S Horgan, B O'Driscoll capt, L Fitzgerald, T Bowe; R O'Gara, E Reddan; M Horan, J Flannery, J Hayes; D O'Callaghan, P O'Connell; D Leamy, D Wallace, J Heaslip. Replacements: R Best, T Buckley, M O'Driscoll, S Jennings, P Stringer, P Wallace, G Dempsey.