Ulster Rugby lock Iain Henderson has been recalled to the Ireland starting XV for their sold-out Autumn Nations Series encounter with New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.

The 29-year-old, who is set to spearhead Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup challenge in Pool A this season after 40 European appearances for the province, is the only change to the Ireland side who thrashed Japan 60-5 last weekend.

He steps up off the bench to replace Munster Rugby’s Tadhg Beirne in a team dominated by Leinster Rugby, with Munster wing Andrew Conway and Connacht Rugby centre Bundee Aki the only other players not belonging to the four-time European champions.

The backs include full-back Hugo Keenan, centre Garry Ringrose, wing James Lowe, fly-half and captain Johnny Sexton, and scrum-half Jamison Gibson Park.

The forwards, meanwhile, boast the front row of prop Andrew Porter, hooker Ronan Kelleher and prop Tadhg Furlong, lock James Ryan, flankers Caelan Doris and Josh van der Flier, and No.8 Jack Conan.