Crotty at 12 for All Blacks

Ryan Crotty will return to inside centre for the All Blacks' clash with Argentina in Hamilton this Saturday.

In all, the match 23 features just three changes from the team that recently secured the Bledisloe Cup in Wellington.

Crotty returns at 12, with Anton Lienert-Brown moving to the 23 jersey, while Codie Taylor is named as the replacement hooker, with Luke Romano coming on to the bench as lock cover.

All Blacks – 15 Ben Smith, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody. Subs: 16 Codie Taylor, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Luke Romano, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Aaron Cruden, 23 Anton Lienert-Brown.

Photo: Martin Hunter/Getty Images

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