Ryan Crotty will start at inside centre, in one of three changes to the All Blacks team to face Australia in Auckland.
Juan Smith is set to make a timely comeback to Test rugby when he fronts Argentina in Salta, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Jonathan Kaplan says Jaco Peyper was right to penalise the All Blacks for committing cynical infringements inside their 22 in Sydney last Saturday.
Victor Matfield has remained in South Africa and will not feature in the Test against the Pumas on Saturday.
Ma'a Nonu and Jerome Kaino are set to miss Saturday's match in Auckland after getting injured in Sydney.
Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie has kept faith in the match 23 that drew with the All Blacks in Sydney for the return leg in Auckland on Saturday.
Saturday's Rugby Championship matches had little impact on the IRB world rankings.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has urged his side to be more clinical at the breakdown ahead of their Test against Australia in Auckland.
JON CARDINELLI on an unflinching tighthead, revitalised veterans, and Graeme Pollock playing in a curtain raiser to a Springbok Test back in 1955.
The Springboks believe they gained a great deal from the rain-afflicted battle at Loftus despite missing out on the bonus point, reports JON CARDINELLI in Pretoria.