Northland centre Jack Goodhue is continuing to impress in the All Blacks and his form has seen him retain his spot for the test against Argentina in Nelson on Saturday.

The All Blacks team has been named to play Argentina in the Investec Rugby Championship test at Trafalgar Park, Nelson, tomorrow, with first five-eighth Richie Mo'unga to make his first test start, halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi set to make his test debut off the bench and Nehe Milner-Skudder returning to the test side for the first time since October last year.

But despite the changes to the backline for the Argentinians, who had a good win against South Africa last time out, Goodhue, from Kawakawa, has been kept in at centre, with his strong tackling and ability to break the line expected to be key against the South Americans in Nelson.

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Milner-Skudder was injured in the All Blacks test in Cape Town in last year's Rugby Championship and returns on the right wing.

As well as Mo'unga and Tahuriorangi, other back changes in the match day 23 see TJ Perenara named to start at halfback and Ben Smith move back to fullback.

In the forwards, Karl Tu'inukuafe starts at loosehead prop, in for the injured Joe Moody, and Tim Perry comes into the prop reserves.

In the second row, Scott Barrett starts, with Sam Whitelock moving to the bench. Shannon Frizell will make his second test start at blindside flanker, Ardie Savea is at seven, with Luke Whitelock coming into the loose forward reserves.

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen said: "While we've made a number of changes from our last outing, this is not a reflection on Argentina but rather a desire by us to grow the experience and depth of our squad. Secondary to that, we also know that if we don't use the whole squad across a long season, we'll run out of steam later in the year.

"In making these changes, it also needs to be said that the high expectation we place on ourselves remains the same, regardless of who we've selected. The All Blacks jersey demands this."

The match day 23 (with test caps in brackets. * new cap):
1. Karl Tu'inukuafe (5)
2. Codie Taylor (34)
3. Owen Franks (100)
4. Brodie Retallick (70)
5. Scott Barrett (21)
6. Shannon Frizell (1)
7. Ardie Savea (27)
8. Kieran Read - captain (111)
9. TJ Perenara (47)
10. Richie Mo'unga (1)
11. Waisake Naholo (21)
12. Ngani Laumape (7)
13. Jack Goodhue (3)
14. Nehe Milner-Skudder (11)
15. Ben Smith (70)
16. Nathan Harris (15)
17. Tim Perry (1)
18. Ofa Tuungafasi (18)
19. Samuel Whitelock (101)
20. Luke Whitelock (5)
21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi *
22. Damian McKenzie (17)
23. Anton Lienert-Brown (26)