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    Two All Blacks playmakers were absent in last year's 29-20 defeat to Ireland in Dublin, and they want to help their team get revenge tonight

    Two All Blacks playmakers were absent in last year's 29-20 defeat to Ireland in Dublin, and they want to help their team get revenge tonight


    The two sides are going head to head in the opening test at Eden Park.

    Halfback Aaron Smith and first five Beauden Barrett are starting for the All Blacks - but both missed last year's loss at Aviva Stadium, with Smith just arriving following the birth of his second child and Barrett nursing a concussion.

    Smith says they've got some unfinished business to address.



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