Declan Kidney has named the team to play the All Blacks in Hamilton on Saturday, with Keith Earls returning to the left wing.
There are three changes in all from the side that came close to getting a result against the All Blacks in Christchurch last Saturday.
Paddy Wallace, who joined the touring squad this week after Gordon D’Arcy returned home injured, goes straight into the side at inside centre.
Earls has now recovered from the chest injury he picked up in the first test in Auckland and is selected on the left wing in place of Andrew Trimble, who moves to the replacements.
Peter O’Mahony, who came off the bench in Christchurch, is selected to start at No.8 with Jamie Heaslip out after breaking his right index finger on Saturday.
Back-row Chris Henry comes into the replacements to fill the spot left by O’Mahony.
Ireland Team: 15 Rob Kearney; 14 Fergus McFadden; 13 Brian O’Driscoll (Captain); 12 Paddy Wallace; 11 Keith Earls; 10 Jonathan Sexton ; 9 Conor Murray; 1 Cian Healy; 2 Rory Best ; 3 Mike Ross; 4 Dan Tuohy; 5 Donnacha Ryan; 6 Kevin McLaughlin; 7 Seán O’Brien; 8 Peter O’Mahony.
Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin; 17 Declan Fitzpatrick; 18 Donncha O’Callaghan; 19 Chris Henry; 20 Eoin Reddan; 21 – Ronan O’Gara; 22 Andrew Trimble.