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Scott Barrett will replace Sam Cane in the backrow to add some height and bulk in the only change to New Zealand’s starting XV for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup semifinal against England.

The versatile Barrett will start on the blindside flank as the All Blacks bid to bolster the lineout against an England lineup that is strong at the set piece.

Barrett replaced Cane in a tactical change at halftime in New Zealand’s 46-14 quarterfinal win over Ireland last weekend.

He will join his brother, fullback Beauden Barrett, in the starting XV. Another brother, Jordie Barrett, is on the reserves bench.

The All Blacks topped Pool B here, opening with a 23-13 win over South Africa, and has been steadily building momentum in its bid for a third consecutive title.

“The team is exactly where we want to be, mentally and physically,” Ne

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