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All Blacks coach Ian Foster has restored Richie Mo’unga to fly-half and dropped Damian McKenzie from his matchday 23 while welcoming back a slew of reinforcements.
McKenzie played in the No 10 jersey for the 41-12 victory over Argentina in Mendoza last week but has made way for the more experienced Mo’unga.
New Zealand: B Barrett; W Jordan, R Ioane, J Barrett, M Telea; R Mo’unga, A Smith; E de Groot, C Taylor, T Lomax, B Retallick, S Barrett, S Frizell, S Cane (capt), A Savea.
Replacements: S Taukei’aho, T Williams, N Laulala, T Vaa’i, D Papali’i, F Christie, B Ennor, C Clarke.
Centre Lukhanyo Am is one of five players retained from the Springboks’ win over the Wallabies as coach Jacques Nienaber stuck to the plan of essentially fielding different teams in the opening two games of the competition.
South Africa: W le Roux; C Kolbe, L Am, D de Allende, M Mapimpi; D Willemse, F de Klerk; S Kitshoff, B Mbonambi, F Malherbe, E Etzebeth (capt), L de Jager, K Smith, F Mostert, J Wiese.
Replacements: M Marx, T du Toit, V Koch, RG Snyman, P-S du Toit, D Vermeulen, G Williams, M Libbok.