Team News: New Zealand make seven changes for World Cup quarter-final

Team News: All Blacks ring changes for Argentina
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Sonny Bill Williams starts on the wing for New Zealand in their World Cup quarter-final against Argentina on Sunday.

New Zealand have made seven changes to their starting lineup for the World Cup quarter-final against Argentina on Sunday.

Sonny Bill Williams will start on the wing, while Colin Slade begins at fly-half in place of the injured Dan Carter.

Piri Weepu replaces Jimmy Cowan at scrum-half, and Richie McCaw is selected despite a foot problem.

Elsewhere, Mils Muliaina wins his 100th cap, while lock Brad Thorn and hooker Keven Mealamu are both recalled after being unused replacements in the All Blacks' match against Canada.

New Zealand team: Mils Muliaina; Cory Jane, Conrad Smith, Ma'a Nonu,
Sonny Bill Williams; Colin Slade, Piri Weepu; Tony Woodcock, Keven Mealamu,
Owen Franks, Brad Thorn, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (captain),
Kieran Read

Replacements: Andrew Hore, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Victor Vito, Jimmy Cowan, Aaron Cruden, Isaia Toeava

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