New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Sevu Reece, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 George Bridge, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Matt Todd, 6 Ardie Savea, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu, 3 Nepo Laulala, 2 Codie Taylor, 1 Joe Moody
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Ofa Tuungafasi, 18 Angus Ta’avao, 19 Scott Barrett, 20 Luke Jacobson, 21 Aaron Smith, 22 Josh Ioane, 23 Jordie Barrett
Crotty is a solid player at 12. Not the fastest or most skilled, but a good play-maker
I thought Ben Smith should return to 15, but that means Barrat is the pole kicker. Jordy Barrett could take the pole kicks, but he is not test standard in other areas of his game- at least not yet. He could be the black sheep of the family, so to speak.