All Black flyhalf Daniel Carter has been withdrawn from the team to face Argentina in Wellington this Saturday, having suffered a calf strain.
Carter is said to have been carrying a strain to his left calf this week but the medical staff believed he would recover in time to play.
After a training session on Thursday, a decision was taken to withdraw the 30-year-old as he had not fully recovered.
Aaron Cruden has been handed a starting spot in Carter’s absence, with Beauden Barrett providing cover off the wood.
All Blacks (revised): 1 Tony Woodcock, 2 Keven Mealamu, 3 Owen Franks, 4 Luke Romano, 5 Brodie Retallick, 6 Victor Vito, 7 Richie McCaw, 8 Kieran Read, 9 Aaron Smith, 10 Aaron Cruden, 11 Julian Savea, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 13 Conrad Smith, 14 Cory Jane, 15 Israel Dagg
Replacements: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 Charlie Faumuina, 18 Samuel Whitelock, 19 Liam Messam, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Beauden Barrett, 22 Ben Smith.