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New Zealand utility back Jordie Barrett insists he is ready to rise to the challenge of being named as the All Blacks’ starting standoff to face Namibia on Sunday — despite never having played the position in a test match before.

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen on Friday announced his team to face the Namibians at Tokyo Stadium, with Barrett taking over from the rested Richie Mo’unga in the No. 10 shirt for the All Blacks’ third game of the Rugby World Cup.

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