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Perenara set for All Blacks 50th appearance in Pumas clash

Halfback TJ Perenara is back to New Zealand starting line up ahead of the Argentina clash set for Estadio José Amalfitani on Saturday 30 September and he is set to mark his 50th test appearance for All Blacks.
Sonny Bill Williams who missed the last game against South Africa starts at inside-centre pushing Crotty outside. Luke Whitelock comes in for Kieran Reed while Waisake Naholo replaces Ben Smith at wing.
Perenara will partner with Beauden Barrett at halfback as Crotty and Williams take the midfield roles. Naholo and Rieko Ioane will be on the open and blind wing respectively.
The front row has Karl Tu’inukuafe, Codie Taylor and Ofa Tuungafasi. Skipper Samuel Whitelock who is making his 103rd  appearance will partner with Scott Barrett in the second row while the back row will have  Luke Whitelock, Sam Cane, and Shannon Frizell.
All blacks will be looking for a win against the unpredictable Pumas after losing against South Africa in their last game.
New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Ryan Crotty, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Luke Whitelock, 7 Sam Cane, 6 Shannon Frizell, 5 Scott Barrett, 4 Samuel Whitelock (c), 3 Ofa Tuungafasi, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe
Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Tim Perry, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Patrick Tuipulotu, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Aaron Smith, 22 Richie Mo’unga, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown

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