Dan Carter has been named in the All Blacks squad to play upcoming Rugby Championship Tests in Argentina and South Africa.
Carter has been struggling with a calf injury and has missed New Zealand's last two matches but was one of three fly-halves to be named in a 28-man squad.
The All Blacks only need two points to clinch victory in the inaugural four-nation tournament and will play Argentina in La Plata on 30 September and South Africa in Johannesburg on 7 October.
Aaron Cruden, who started in Carter's place in the home wins over Argentina and South Africa, has kept his place in the squad, as has his young understudy Beauden Barrett.
Coach Steve Hansen says Carter is recovering well and should be fit for selection for the Test against Argentina.
All Blacks tour squad:
Forwards: Kieran Read, Richie McCaw (captain), Sam Cane, Liam Messam, Victor Vito, Adam Thomson, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano, Owen Franks, Ben Franks, Charlie Faumuina, Tony Woodcock, Andrew Hore, Keven Mealamu
Backs: Israel Dagg, Hosea Gear, Cory Jane, Ben Smith, Julian Savea, Conrad Smith, Tamati Ellison, Ma'a Nonu, Dan Carter, Aaron Cruden, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith, Piri Weepu