Carter leads the charge

Dan Carter is one of five changes to the All Blacks, while the French have made eight changes to the side kept scoreless in Christchurch.

The All Blacks have already won the Test series after the crushing 30-0 triumph in the second Test and coach Steve Hansen will give Test debuts, either as a starting option or as substitutes, to all the uncapped players in his squad.

Blues duo Steven Luatua and Charles Piutau are among the substitutes, as is Crusaders flank Matt Todd.

Carter teams up with Piri Weepu in the halves and Rene Ranger finally gets a start ahead of Julian Savea. Victor Vito replaces Liam Messam.

The French changes include a recall for South African-born No 8 Antonie Claassen.

The All Blacks have won 41 of their 53 Tests against France.

ALL BLACKS: Israel Dagg, Ben Smith, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Rene Ranger, Dan Carter, Piri Weepu, Kieran Read (C), Sam Cane, Victor Vito, Sam Whitelock, Luke Romano, Owen Franks, Andrew Hore, Wyatt Crockett. Subs: Ben Franks, Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu, Steven Luatua, Matt Todd, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Beauden Barrett, Charles Piutau

FRANCE: Brice Dulin, Marc Andreu, Florian Fritz, Wesley Fofana, Yoann Huget, Remi Tales, Jean-Marc Doussain; Antonie Claassen, Damien Chouly, Thierry Dusautoir (c), Yoann Maestri, Alexandre Flanquart, Nicolas Mas, Benjamin Kayser, Thomas Domingo. Subs: Dimitri Szarzewski, Eddy Ben Arous, Luc Ducalcon, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Bernard Le Roux, Maxime Machenaud, Camille Lopez, Mathieu Bastareaud.