New Zealand have made several changes for their Autumn Nations Series clash with Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Following a dominant 55-23 victory over Wales in Cardiff last weekend, head coach Ian Foster has decided to experiment.
Beauden Barrett is handed a start at fly-half and he is joined by Finlay Christie at half-back as Richie Mo’unga and Aaron Smith drop out of the 23.
Jordie Barrett back at 15
With David Havili and Anton Lienert-Brown named at centre, Jordie Barrett shifts to full-back for the Scotland clash, despite impressing at 12 recently.
He partners Mark Telea, who will make his debut, and Caleb Clarke – the only player in the backline to retain his position – in the back three.
There are also several changes for the All Blacks up front with Samisoni Taukei’aho and Nepo Laulala coming into the front-row alongside Ethan de Groot.
Sam Whitelock and Scott Barrett retain their places in the engine room, but Akira Ioane comes in for Shannon Frizell in the back-row.
Frizell drops down to the bench – as does hooker Codie Taylor – and they are joined by George Bower, Fletcher Newell, Tupou Vaa’i, TJ Perenara, Stephen Perofeta and Rieko Ioane.
New Zealand: 15 Jordie Barrett, 14 Mark Telea, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 David Havili, 11 Caleb Clarke, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Finlay Christie, 8 Ardie Savea, 7 Dalton Papali’i, 6 Akira Ioane, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Sam Whitelock (c), 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Samisoni Taukei’aho, 1 Ethan de Groot
Replacements: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 George Bower, 18 Fletcher Newell, 19 Tupou Vaa’i, 20 Shannon Frizell, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Stephen Perofeta, 23 Rieko Ioane
Date: Sunday, November 13
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Kick-off: 14:15 GMT
Referee: Frank Murphy (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Andrew Brace (Ireland), Chris Busby (Ireland)
TMO: Tom Foley (England)
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