Akira Ioane will make his test debut at blindside, two years after he played his first and only game for the All Blacks.
Last year was hard on the Blues loosie and he was close to quitting the sport he loves.
"I wasn't in the right head space and I felt like giving up rugby. That was a pretty dark point in my life."
Ioane first made the All Blacks in 2017, playing one non-test on their end of year tour.
That would be his only appearance before he fell out of favour, struggling with fitness, form and motivation.