Brad Weber suffered an early injury in the November window duel where the All blacks they visited Italy at Rome olympic. It is because of that Ian Foster summoned the experienced and leader, Aaron smith in his replacement.
After the birth of his second child, Smith was not called up for the Autumn Nations Cup games and was not expected to be called up. Weber’s injury produced such a call, which the Highlanders scrum-half did not reject.
“I’m very excited to get back on the squad and see the guys,” he said in a video posted by the All Blacks, with New Zealand preparing to face Ireland in Dublin.
“They are two very important games for the boys, of which it is very exciting to be part. I’m just trying to help out where I can and bring a little energy, “Smith said.
Finally, Aaron declared: “I am going to enter without expectations of playing, but I will try to do everything possible to contribute from where I play. Little Leo is fit and healthy … it was quite difficult this morning at 4:45 this morning to say goodbye, but I am grateful to Teagan (his wife). “