All Blacks duo celebrate after scoring against Australia. Photo Courtesy/All Blacks

All Blacks reveal squad for second clash against Argentina

The squad will be eyeing a return to winning ways having suffered back to back defeats to Australia and Argentina.
Loosehead prop Joe Moody gets his 50th Test for All Blacks having made his Test debut in 2014, and has started 42 of his Tests to date.

Prop Nepo Laulala comes into the starting front row, with Tyrel Lomax moving onto the bench alongside Karl Tu’inukuafe.

Lock Scott Barrett starts with Patrick Tuipulotu on the bench; and loose forward Akira Ioane will start in the number six jersey, after his Test debut against Australia in Brisbane was cut short.

Richie Mo’unga who has scored 167 points in Test matches which places him 19th on the All Blacks’ points-scoring list, three points behind the legendary Mils Muliaina starts at fly-half as Aaron Smith plays at scrum-half.

Jack Goodhue and Anton Lienert-Brown are the centres while Caleb Clarke will join Barrett brothers  Jordie and Beauden in the back three.

In the backs reserves, TJ Perenara returns, while outside back Will Jordan, who also had limited time in the Brisbane Test, will also get another opportunity, coming off the bench

All Blacks:1. Joe Moody (49) 2. Dane Coles (73) 3. Nepo Laulala (28) 4. Scott Barrett (39) 5. Samuel Whitelock (121) 6. Akira Ioane (1) 7. Sam Cane (73) – captain 8. Ardie Savea (48) 9. Aaron Smith (96) 10. Richie Mo’unga (21) 11. Caleb Clarke (4) 12. Jack Goodhue (17) 13. Anton Lienert-Brown (48) 14. Jordie Barrett (22) 15. Beauden Barrett (88)

Replacements:16. Codie Taylor (56) 17. Karl Tu’inukuafe (16) 18. Tyrel Lomax (5) 19. Patrick Tuipulotu (34) 20. Hoskins Sotutu (4) 21. TJ Perenara (68) 22. Rieko Ioane (33) 23. Will Jordan (1)


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