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

Brodie Retallick (Gallo Images)

Brodie Retallick (Gallo Images)

Rampant Munster take Maori All Blacks scalp | Irish Examiner

Rampant Munster take Maori All Blacks scalp | Irish Examiner

Munster celebrate Ronan O'Mahony's try to seal victory

Munster celebrate Ronan O'Mahony's try to seal victory

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 27-14 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

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

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

Keith Wood. Picture credit; Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE

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

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

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