Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau.

Hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau. Photo: Brendan Esposito

The Wallabies' front row has received a timely injection of manpower and experience with Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau's recall for their spring tour of Europe after being sidelined with an injured hamstring.

He was named on Friday in the 32-man squad that will tour Britain and Europe for Tests against England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Italy.

Polota-Nau is one of three hookers chosen in the Wallabies' touring party by coach Ewen McKenzie, with Stephen Moore and Saia Faingaa the others.

The Wallabies, with their morale boosted from their Rugby Championship victory over Argentina in Rosario last weekend, will reassemble in Sydney on Sunday to prepare for their third and final Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks in Dunedin next Saturday.

The Wallabies will also draw from the grand slam touring party named on Friday for the All Blacks clash which is far from being a meaningless Test despite New Zealand having already retained the Bledisloe Cup. For the Wallabies the Test is a prime chance to see how much they have really improved since their two Rugby Championship losses to the All Blacks while the hosts will want their unbeaten season to continue.

Ben Smith, who has been one of the All Blacks' best players this season, will move in from the wing to play at centre against the Wallabies. Smith's switch will make way for the return to Test rugby of Cory Jane who was sidelined with a knee injury in January and has missed the entire Super Rugby season and all of the All Blacks' nine Test wins this year.

The move by Smith comes in the wake of veteran centre Conrad Smith being granted a four-month break from the game by the New Zealand Rugby Union.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is optimistic about Smith's suitability to partner Ma'a Nonu.

''The big thing about Ben is he's very comfortable in that All Black jersey. He's not finding anything too difficult because his confidence is sky high,'' Hansen told Radio LiveSport on Friday.

''He's got a high work rate, he's very, very fit and he's got a similar style of game to Conrad. So hopefully he fits in pretty seamlessly.''

Out for the All Blacks is prop Owen Franks (groin), while from their five-eighth rank and file Aaron Cruden (knee) is expected to be fit and Dan Carter (shoulder) is an outside chance to be declared available. Hansen is not underestimating the Wallabies after their 54-17 win over the Pumas. ''They've been a good side but they've certainly struggled with their confidence,'' Hansen said of the Wallabies. ''This win will have given them an injection and, as we all know, you don't have to give an Aussie too much of an injection for his confidence to start coming out of his mouth.''

Wallabies squad: Forwards: Ben Alexander, Sekope Kepu, Benn Robinson, Paddy Ryan, James Slipper, Saia Fainga'a, Stephen Moore, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Kane Douglas, James Horwill (capt), Rob Simmons, Sitaleki Timani, Dave Dennis, Scott Fardy, Liam Gill, Michael Hooper, Ben McCalman, Ben Mowen. Backs: Will Genia, Nick Phipps, Nic White, Quade Cooper, Matt Toomua, Christian Leali'ifano, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Mike Harris, Tevita Kuridrani, Nick Cummins, Chris Feauai-Sautia, Joe Tomane, Israel Folau, Bernard Foley