Ma’a Nonu has been rested for the Rugby Championship Test against the Pumas in Hamilton.
Blues inside centre Francis Saili makes his debut outside fit again Dan Carter, who will earn his 96th Test.
Nonu will be fit to play the Springboks in Auckland the following week.
Owen Franks was also not considered because of injury.
Carter has played in just one of the All Blacks five Tests this season.
New Zealand - 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Ben Smith, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Francis Saili, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Steven Luatua, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Subs: 16 Dane Coles, 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Ben Franks, 19 Jeremy Thrush, 20 Sam Cane, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Charles Piutau.