Crotty returns to All Blacks in Rugby Championship test
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Ryan Crotty will return from injury in midfield in the only change to the All Blacks' starting lineup for Saturday's Rugby Championship test against Argentina in Hamilton.
Crotty missed New Zealand's second Bledisloe Cup test against Australia, won 29-9, after suffering a minor head injury in the team's previous 42-8 win over the Wallabies in Sydney.
The reinstatement of Crotty's midfield partnership with Malakai Fekitoa displaces Anton Lienert-Brown who made a strong test debut at inside center as Crotty's replacement in the test at Wellington two weeks ago.
Lienert-Brown drops to the reserve bench, displacing Seta Tamanivalu, while hooker Codie Taylor joins the bench in place of James Parsons and lock Luke Romano returns in place of Liam Coltman.