Three things to know about the All Blacks team to play Ireland in Chicago, named by coach Steven Hansen this morning.


Scott and Beauden Barrett will become the 45th set of All Blacks brothers on Sunday, with Scott expected to make his test debut from the bench.

There will be an even more unique fraternal occurrence in Chicago as well: with two sets of brothers, the Barretts and Saveas, selected in an All Blacks team.


The last time that happened was on 22 July 1961 when Ian and Don Clarke played alongside Colin and Stan Meads in the first test against France on Eden Park.

Watch: Julian Savea on facing Ireland

All Blacks winger Julian Savea who will play his 50th test in the test against Ireland at Soldier Field, Chicago.