McKenzie added to All Blacks squad as cover for Smith

Lions Peter O'Mahony runs onto the pitch with the mascot

Lions Peter O'Mahony runs onto the pitch with the mascot

McKenzie, who can also play at fly-half, has made just two Test appearances for the All Blacks.

The Hurricanes will have try-scoring potency when they play the British and Irish Lions on Tuesday with three members of the All Blacks squad released for the game.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen told reporters in Auckland the quartet would still be considered for the second test.

15 Jordie Barrett; 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Vince Aso, 12 Ngani Laumape, 11 Julian Savea; 10 Otere Black, 9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi; 8 Brad Shields (captain), 7 Callum Gibbins, 6 Vaea Fifita; 5 Sam Lousi, 4 Mark Abbott; 3 Jeff To'omaga-Allen, 2 Ricky Riccitelli, 1 Ben May.

"With the injuries last night I was probably fearing that a couple of them might get held back, but we got a text last night to say those four had been released and they were on the plane this morning", said Boyd.

Akira Ioane will travel with the All Blacks to Wellington to ensure they have enough loose forwards available with Liam Squire more likely to recover from his broken thumb for the third Test.

Savea, along with Jordie Barrett, Ngani Laumape and Vaea Fifita will start for the Hurricanes in the final midweek fixture of the tour.

Brad Shields will take up the captaincy role again in the absence of regular Dane Coles.

Former All Blacks winger Cory Jane has been named on the bench to make way for Milner-Skudder but could earn the distinction of having played against the Lions for Wellington in 2005 and then for the Hurricanes this year.

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