The Hurricanes midfielder Ngani Laumape has been called into the All Blacks squad following the injury to Sonny Bill Williams.
Williams injured his shoulder in yesterday's 16-15 win over England at Twickenham.
Laumape was in the second string All Blacks side that beat Japan in Tokyo earlier this month.
All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen says Williams will stay with the squad but will be unavailable for this weekend's Irish Test.
Depending on his recovery, he is a chance for selection against Italy in the final match of the Northern Tour.
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UPDATE: Midfielder @ngani_laumape is to join the All Blacks squad in Ireland as injury cover for Sonny Bill Williams, who injured his shoulder in last night’s Test win over England. All Blacks Head Coach Steve Hansen said Williams would stay with the squad but would be unavailable for this weekend’s Irish Test. Depending on his recovery, he was a chance for selection against Italy in the final match of the Vista Northern Tour.