Christopher Reive runs you through all you need to know ahead of the All Blacks test against Argentina in Nelson.

All Blacks v Argentina, 7.35pm kick-off

In 2012, Taylor Swift serenaded the world with the words "All I know is a simple name, everything has changed." You could imagine a similar message being spread in the South Island and among the Richie Mo'unga bandwagon with the Crusaders No.10 given his first All Blacks start. Mo'unga's call up was one of a handful of changes to the match day 23 made by Steve Hansen, with Shannon Frizell, TJ Perenara, Karl Tu'inukuafe, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ardie Savea and Scott Barrett joining the starting 15. Argentina aren't without changes, though not to the extent of the All Blacks. The experienced Martin Landajo returns in the No.9 jersey, while Jeronimo de la Fuente, Santiago Garcia Botta and Tomas Lezana also join the run-on side.

All Blacks:


15. Ben Smith, 14. Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13. Jack Goodhue, 12. Ngani Laumape, 11. Waisake Naholo, 10. Richie Mo'unga, 9. TJ Perenara, 8. Kieran Read, 7. Ardie Savea, 6. Shannon Frizell, 5. Scott Barrett, 4. Brodie Retallick, 3. Owen Franks, 2. Codie Taylor, 1. Karl Tu'inukuafe.

Reserves: 16. Nathan Harris, 17. Tim Perry, 18. Ofa Tuungafasi , 19. Sam Whitelock, 20. Luke Whitelock, 21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22. Damian McKenzie, 23. Anton Lienert-Brown.


15. Emiliano Boffelli, 14. Bautista Delguy, 13. Matias Moroni, 12. Jeronimo de la Fuente, 11. Ramiro Moyano, 10. Nicolas Sanchez, 9. Martin Landajo, 8. Javier Ortega Desio, 7. Marcos Kremer, 6. Tomas Lezana, 5. Tomas Lavanini, 4. Guido Petti, 3. Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2. Augustin Creevy (c), 1. Santiago Garcia Botta.

Reserves: 16. Julian Montoya, 17. Juan Pablo Zeiss, 18. Gaston Cortes, 19. Matias Alemanno, 20. Pablo Matera, 21. Tomas Cubelli, 22. Bautista Ezcurra, 23. Juan Cruz Mallia.

Nelson on debut

The All Blacks have never played a match in Nelson, so it's hardly surprising to hear Trafalgar Park has sold out. The sides come into the match with a win in their last game, and Argentina will look for their first ever win against the All Blacks. For the hosts, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi will have the opportunity to earn his first cap for the All Blacks in the No.21 jersey, while Mo'unga has the chance to show what he is capable of at the top level. For the locals, there'll have more to cheer about than they did in Tasman's dismal showing against Auckland last night, with Mako players Frizell and Tim Perry both likely to see solid time on the pitch, while Kane Hames will be providing commentary alongside Nigel Yalden on Radio Sport.


Only those with money to blow will likely be jumping on the All Blacks on the head to head market, with the hosts $1.01 favourites at the TAB. If you fancy Argentina to pull off a famous upset, you'll be happy to see odds of $15.00 on the head to head market for the Pumas. The line is 27.5 points.


How to watch

The Herald will be live blogging the match with coverage kicking off around 7pm. Radio Sport will also have live commentary. Sky TV will be showing the match live on Sky Sport 1, starting at 6:30pm.