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TOKYO: Defending champions New Zealand have made one change to their side to play England in Saturday’s (Oct 26) World Cup semi-final, a match coach Steve Hansen said could be one “for the ages”.

Scott Barrett was named at blindside flanker on Thursday to better combat England’s “kamikaze kids”, the sole change to the starting XV that beat Ireland 46-14 in last weekend’s quarter-final.

The flanker played the second half of that match and stood out, Sam Cane having started but replaced at half-time.

Cane moves to the bench in place of Matt Todd, who injured his shoulder against Ireland, while Barrett’s spot among the replacements was taken by lock Patrick Tuipulotu.

England’s back row of Billy Vunipola and the young flanker pairing of Tom Curry and Sam Underhill have been one of the outstanding units at this World Cup and will doubtless be a combative presence this weekend.

“There’s no doubt that this is a huge game and there’s a lot of excitement around it,” said Hansen.

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