Keven Mealamu will win his 100th cap for New Zealand after being named in the starting XV for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia in Brisbane.
Mealamu, who has captained New Zealand in three Tests, is just the third All Black to reach the distinguished milestone, following captain Richie McCaw and full-back Mils Muliaina who played their 100th Tests during last year's Rugby World Cup.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said Mealamu, richly deserved the accolade.
"On behalf of the All Blacks players and management, I want to congratulate Keven on reaching this very special milestone," he said.
"'Kevvy' is a hugely respected man, not only in the All Blacks and New Zealand rugby but also in his wider community; he is a key leader in the team and one of the true gentlemen of New Zealand rugby.
"I know his family are extremely proud of him and so is his All Blacks family."
Hansen said he expects a difficult task against the Wallabies this weekend.
"Playing Australia in Brisbane represents another great challenge for the team and one which we are looking forward to," he explained.
"We have prepared well so far for the Test and, as always, the challenge for the team is not only the opposition, but also meeting our own expectations when it comes to the standard of our performance.
"Australia sees Suncorp Stadium as their fortress which only enhances the challenge from our point of view."
Apart from Mealamu ,who replaces Andrew Hore, the run-on side features just one other change from that which started the last Test of the Rugby Championship against South Africa 12 days ago, with prop Charlie Faumuina getting his first Test start, coming in for Owen Franks who moves to the bench.
Other changes on the bench sees Victor Vito replacing Adam Thomson as loose forward cover, while Ben Smith takes over from Tamati Ellison as the replacement outside back.
Meanwhile, the All Blacks will take a travelling squad of 26 to Brisbane for the Test, with Ellison, Julian Savea, Ben Franks and Sam Cane joining the match-day 22.
Thomson and prop Wyatt Crockett will stay in New Zealand and will be available to play for their respective ITM Cup sides in the competition's semi-finals this weekend.
New Zealand: 15 Israel Dagg, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma'a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (c), 6 Liam Messam, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Hore, 17 Owen Franks, 18 Luke Romano, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Aaron Cruden, 22 Ben Smith.
Date: Saturday, October 20
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Kick-off: 20:00 (10:00 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Lourens van der Merwe (South Africa)
TMO: Matt Goddard (Australia)