14 Jun 2012

One change to All Blacks

11:41 am on 14 June 2012

There is just the one forced change to the All Blacks starting lineup for the second test against Ireland in Christchurch on Saturday.

Blindside flanker Adam Thomson comes in for the injured Victor Vito.

The young Chiefs loosie Sam Cane comes onto the bench and could make his debut.

Head coach Steve Hansen says despite last week's first Test win, there has still been a lot for the All Blacks to work on this week.

He says the coaches are expecting further improvements in their game due to the extra training and preparation time they've had together, along with having a game under their belt.

Hansen says they're also expecting Ireland to improve, as they are a nation with a 'never-say-die' attitude so what they did last time won't be good enough.