Steve Hansen has made a bold move ahead of New Zealand’s World Cup semi-final against England.

Scott Barrett starts ahead of Sam Cane as blind side flanker for Saturday’s encounter at the International Stadium Yokohama.

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“There’s no doubt that this is a huge game and there’s a lot of excitement around it. We know what we have to do and we’ve had a great weeks preparation, the team is exactly where we want them to be, mentally and physically.” – Steve Hansen

Codie Taylor will be playing his 50th Test for the Allblacks on Saturday.

The matchday 23:

1. Joe Moody (44), 2. Codie Taylor (49), 3. Nepo Laulala (24), 4. Brodie Retallick (79), 5. Samuel Whitelock (116), 6. Scott Barrett (34), 7. Ardie Savea (43) , 8. Kieran Read – captain (125)


9. Aaron Smith (90), 10. Richie Mo’unga (15), 11. George Bridge (8), 12. Anton Lienert-Brown (41), 13. Jack Goodhue (12), 14. Sevu Reece (6), 15. Beauden Barrett (81)

Replacements: 16. Dane Coles (67), 17. Ofa Tuungafasi (34), 18. Angus Ta’avao (12), 19. Patrick Tuipulotu (28), 20. Sam Cane (66), 21. T J Perenara (63), 22. Sonny Bill Williams (56), 23. Jordie Barrett (15)