Beauden Barrett

Barrett sticking with the Hurricanes

RNZ reports the 25-year-old was pivotal in winning the Hurricanes first Super Rugby title this season, as well as the three-Test series triumph against Wales and the recent Bledisloe Cup win over Australia.

Both All Blacks coach Steve Hansen and Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd have lauded Barrett's decision, both describing him as one of the best players in the world right now.

Barrett to start at 10 against Wallabies

RNZ reports Barrett played a leading role in guiding the Hurricanes to their maiden Super Rugby title and that form has been rewarded with the playmaker usurping Cruden, who was the All Blacks first-choice first-five in the June test series against Wales.

Chiefs hooker Nathan Harris will start in the number 2 jersey as Dane Coles continues to recover from the rib injury that he played through in the Super Rugby final.

Sam Cane has retained his place at openside, with the in-form Ardie Savea to be used off the bench.