All Blacks swing changes for Irish decider

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Under-pressure All Blacks coach Ian Foster has retained Beauden Barrett at flyhalf and made four changes to his starting 15 for Saturday's third and deciding Test against Ireland.

Barrett performed poorly in the All Blacks' 23-12 second Test loss last weekend which allowed Ireland to level the three-match series.

But Foster has given Barrett another chance, resisting any temptation to include Richie Mo'unga at No. 10 in the line-up announced on Thursday.

Winger Will Jordan was picked in place of Leicester Fainga'anuku and David Havili at inside centre to replace Quinn Tupaea.

Sam Whitelock returns at lock after missing the second Test with concussion symptoms and Scott Barrett again moves from lock to the blindside flank, where he played in the All Blacks' first Test win.

Foster included prop Nepo Laulala at tighthead in place of Ofa Tuungafasi, who received a yellow card and produced an ineffective performance at scrums in the second Test.

Veteran hooker Dane Coles was included on the reserves bench along with former New Zealand Warriors rugby league captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, who is in line for an All Blacks debut in midfield.

Foster already is under fire after New Zealand's first-ever home loss to Ireland last weekend and that heat would become insurmountable if the All Blacks slump to an unprecedented series defeat.

"It's tough having a loss but the tough weeks are often the most exciting," Foster said.

"A series decider against a high-quality side is a great occasion for our growth as a team."

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