6 Jun 2012

Smith says put Irish away early

11:46 am on 6 June 2012

The game plan for the first test against Ireland is to hit them hard and fast and go for the jugular, says All Blacks centre Conrad Smith.

The starting 15 took shape at training Tuesday with possible inclusions for lock Brodie Retallick, halfback Aaron Smith and wing Julian Savea.

It's unsure if Ma'a Nonu or Sonny Bill Williams will start inside Smith.

Smith says the key to beating the men in green is to put points on the board as soon as possible.