IRELAND HEAD coach Andy Farrell announced his team for the game against the Māori All Blacks in the opening fixture of the Summer Tour of New Zealand.
Iain Henderson's knee injury means that he will miss the tour. Bundee Aki has been named captain for tomorrow night's game.
Ireland's last tour visit to the FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand resulted in a 60-0 loss in 2012.
The only players that were part of that touring squad were the Munster trio of Conor Murray, Keith Earls, Peter O’Mahony, and the Leinster duo of Cian Healy and Johnny Sexton.
All five started the game under Declan Kidney.
Earls is the only one of those starting tomorrow.
The game between the Māori All Blacks and Ireland starts at 8.05am Irish time.
Irish viewers can watch the game on Sky Sports Action.
Here is the team for the game.
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Front Row: Jeremy Loughman, Dave Heffernan, Tom Toole
Second Row: Kieran Treadwell, Joe McCarthy
Backrow: Cian Prendergast, Nick Timoney and Gavin Coombes
Half backs: Craig Casey(scrumhalf) Ciaran Frawley (out half)
Centers: Bundee Aki, James Hume
Wingers: Jordan Larmour Keith Earls
Fullback: Jimmy O’Brien
Replacements: Niall Scannell Cian Healy Finlay Bealham Ryan Baird Jack Conan Conor Murray Joey Carbery Michael Lowry