Messam’s the man

The All Blacks have picked Liam Messam to counter the physicality of the Boks.

Messam is one of five changes to the team that beat the Pumas 28-13.

The All Blacks have back Ma’a Nonu and Owen Franks and Sam Cane starts in the place of injured captain Richie McCaw.

Kieran Read captains the side.

All Blacks – 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read (c), 7 Sam Cane, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Subs: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Steven Luatua, 20 Matt Todd, 21 Tawera Kerr Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Charles Piutau.