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Beauden Barrett will start at full-back for New Zealand’s crunch Rugby World Cup opener against South Africa in Yokohama on Saturday.
The 28-year-old slots into the 15 shirt to accommodate attacking playmaker Richie Mo’unga at fly-half, with stellar full-back Ben Smith taking a seat on the bench.
Ryan Crotty starts at inside centre with the back-to-back world champion All Blacks boasting three hugely-talented playmakers in their starting backline.
Starting XV: B Barrett (Blues), S Reece, A Lienert-Brown, R Crotty, G Bridge, R Mo’unga (all Crusaders), A Smith (Highlanders), J Moody (C
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