Squire, Perenara to start for All Blacks vs Argentina
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Flanker Liam Squire will start a test for the first time and scrumhalf T.J. Perenara will make only his fifth starting appearance in 23 tests for the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship match against Argentina in Buenos Aires.
Squire starts on the blindside flank on Saturday, replacing the injured Jerome Kaino, and Perenara steps into the starting lineup in place of Aaron Smith, who is being rested. Tawera Kerr-Barlow returns as the reserve scrumhalf.
Lock Patrick Tuipulotu will start in place of Sam Whitelock, who moves to the bench, and Anton Lienert-Brown will play his fourth test at center in place of Malakai Fekitoa.
Fullback Damian McKenzie is in line to make his test debut from the bench.