23 Apr 14
Ireland's Rugby Union Players Association (IRUPA) yesterday announced their 2014 award nominations with four Munster players in contention for honours.
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.