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Sports Huddle: All Blacks vs Ireland, Warriors homecoming, Lea Tahuhu

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Publish Date
Fri, 1 Jul 2022, 6:18pm
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Sports Huddle: All Blacks vs Ireland, Warriors homecoming, Lea Tahuhu

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 1 Jul 2022, 6:18pm

The All Blacks' first test of the year takes place this weekend against Ireland.

The team will be without Will Jordan, David Havili, Joe Moody, Anton Lienert-Brown, Akira Ioane and Ethan Blackadder to Covid, with Scott Barrett forced to play at No 6 this weekend.

The Irish have won the last 3 out of 5 tests, but the All Blacks remain unbeaten at Eden Park for 28 years.

The Warriors are making their long-awaited homecoming.

After over 1000 days, the team return to Mt Smart to face the Tigers, but without Reece Walsh due to Covid.

The White Ferns have had to bring back Lea Tahuhu.

Tahuhu and Claudia Green will join the squad for the Commonwealth Games after Lauren Down and Jess Kerr were ruled out with injury and mental health.

Scotty Stevenson and Matt Brown joined Heather du Plessis-Allan to discuss the week's sports news