Roger Tuivasa-Sheck named to make his All Blacks debut in the decider against Ireland

Headlines 14/07/2022

Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

Well at least that's what the All Blacks will be hoping for this weekend as they've just named former NRL superstar Roger Tuivasa-Sheck in their squad for the decider against Ireland.

The All Blacks have definitely struggled in this series, dropping the second test in what was Ireland's first ever win on Kiwi soil.

The pressure is on heading into the decider this weekend in Wellington, and that pressure has forced a number of tactical and personnel changes to the match day 23.

Scott Barrett has been shifted to blindside flanker to accomodate the return of veteran lock Sam Whitelock, David Havili has been given another shot at the number 12 jersey, and Crusaders flyer Will Jordan returns to the wing after coming off the bench in last week's defeat.

But all eyes will be on Tuivasa-Sheck, who has been named on the bench so we'll most likely see him take to the field this weekend.

It's certainly a birth by fire for RTS, who faced similar pressure in the latter stages of Super Rugby with varied results.

However the Dally M winner is no stranger to producing brilliance in high stress situations after captaining the Warriors for a number of years.

The match will take place in Wellington with kick-off at 7:05PM on Saturday night. Go the bloody ABs.