All Blacks halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow has credited his stint with the Maori All Blacks with catapulting him back into Test selection.

All Blacks halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow has credited his stint with the Maori All Blacks with catapulting him back into Test selection.

Sergio Parisse could become Italy's most capped player against the All Blacks.

Sergio Parisse set for Italy record as they name youthful team for All Blacks test

Sergio Parisse could become Italy's most capped player against the All Blacks.

Brodie Retallick (Gallo Images)

All Blacks get good injury news ahead of Italy Test

Irish club team Munster have edged the Maori All Blacks 27-14 at a scrappy and soggy affair at Thomond Park on Saturday morning (NZ time).

Irish club team Munster have edged the Maori All Blacks at a scrappy and soggy affair at Thomond Park on Saturday morning (NZ time).

There are certain positions in rugby where size matters. It really does and nowhere more so than lock. There are big men and really big men. - New Zealand Herald

All Blacks won't lack size and intimidation again

The All Blacks may have named a much-changed line-up for Saturday's Test in Rome but Italy skipper Sergio Parisse isn't expecting an easy run.

The All Blacks may have named a much-changed line-up for Saturday's Test in Rome but Italy skipper Sergio Parisse isn't expecting an easy run.

Keith Wood. Picture credit; Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

Aside from the 20 players on duty and called into action at the Soldier Field on Saturday last as well as Munster back in only five other Irish players have managed to claim the Al

Stand-in captain Sam Cane feels comfortable about leading a relatively inexperienced New Zealand line-up against Italy on Sunday (NZT)

Sam Cane looking to erase Irish memories with big All Blacks win against Italy

Cane ready to repair All Blacks against Italy

Cane ready to repair All Blacks against Italy

New Zealand captain Sam Cane says the focus will be on plugging the holes in their game when a second-string All Blacks face the "flair" of Conor O'Shea's ne.

From one captain to another, Sam Cane (left), who will captain the All Blacks against Italy, chats with regular skipper ...

Captain Sam Cane itching to lead All Blacks against Italy in Rome

From one captain to another, Sam Cane (left), who will captain the All Blacks against Italy, chats with regular skipper .

Italian honeymoon over for O'Shea as All Blacks jet in

He knows there is every chance of facing an All Blacks backlash in his first home match as Italian coach, but Conor O'Shea is taking a much more long-term approach to his first job as a

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has invited the All Blacks coaching staff out for dinner ahead of their clash in Rome.

There's a battle looming, but Italy coach O'Shea invites All Blacks coaches to eat first

Italy coach Conor O'Shea has invited the All Blacks coaching staff out for dinner ahead of their clash in Rome.

Sergio Parisse set for Italy record as they name youthful team for All Blacks test

Sergio Parisse set for Italy record as they name youthful team for All Blacks test

Sergio Parisse could become Italy's most capped player against the All Blacks.

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