Sonny Bill Williams' return to the All Blacks will come from the bench against the South Africa in Wellington on Saturday.
Williams hasn't played since the June French series, due to a shoulder injury, and has also overcome sickness this week to be named.
His return is part of widespread changes among the backs this week.
Ryan Crotty and Anton Lienert Brown will be reunited in the midfield, with Ngani Laumape injured and Jack Goodhue getting the weekend off.
Crotty and Lienert-Brown have worked well together in the past, but the latter has been preferred recently as an impact player.
Lienert-Brown looked dangerous against Argentina, so will cherish getting a start.
Jordie Barrett's return is the other feature of this side. He'll start at fullback, with Ben Smith moving to the right wing and Rieko Ioane back on the left.
Ioane was always going to take back the 11 jersey once fit, but there is no room for Waisake Naholo nor Nehe Milner-Skudder.
With a Springboks pack fired up by coach Rassie Erasmus, who says his job is on the line, the All Blacks have picked the best available forwards.
That features the return of Sam Cane and Liam Squire on the flanks, while Scott Barrett is at lock for the injured Brodie Retallick.
Patrick Tuipulotu is the reserve lock, while hooker Liam Coltman will get his third test off the bench.
All Blacks: 1-Karl Tu'inukuafe, 2-Codie Taylor, 3-Owen Franks, 4-Sam Whitelock, 5-Scott Barrett, 6-Liam Squire, 7-Sam Cane, 8-Kieran Read (captain), 9-Aaron Smith, 10-Beauden Barrett, 11-Rieko Ioane, 12-Ryan Crotty, 13-Anton Liernert-Brown, 14-Ben Smith, 15-Jordie Barrett
Reserves: 16-Liam Coltman, 17-Tim Perry, 18-Ofa Tuungafasi , 19-Patrick Puipulotu, 20-Ardie Savea, 21-TJ Perenara, 22-Sonny Bill Williams, 23-Damian McKenzie