Lienert-Brown at 12 for All Blacks

Anton Lienert-Brown will make his All Blacks debut when he starts at centre in Saturday's clash with Australia in Wellington.

In his first Test appearance in the No 12 jersey, the 21-year-old will come in for the injured Ryan Crotty in one of four changes to the match 23.

Joe Moody returns from injury to start at loosehead prop, with Wyatt Crockett set to play his 50th Test from the bench. In other changes, James Parsons’ experience sees him named as the replacement hooker, while Seta Tamanivalu is in the No 23 jersey as backline cover.

All Blacks – 15 Ben Smith, 14 Israel Dagg, 13 Malakai Fekitoa, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 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 James Parsons, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Liam Squire, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 TJ Perenara, 22 Aaron Cruden, 23 Seta Tamanivalu.
Photo: Richard Huggard/Gallo Images

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