The starting front-row is made up of props Atu Moli and Angus Ta’avao and hooker Liam Coltman, with support coming off the replacements bench from Ofa Tuungafasi and Nepo Laulala and hooker Codie Taylor.
Patrick Tuipulotu and Scott Barrett are the starting locks with impact off the bench in the form of Samuel Whitelock while in the loose forwards, Shannon Frizell is at number six, Matt Todd is in the seven jersey and Kieran Read will again captain the side from number eight.
In the backs, TJ Perenara starts at scrum-half, Sonny Bill Williams and Jack Goodhue will combine in the midfield, while the back three sees Rieko Ioane in the 11 jersey, Jordie Barrett in 14 and Beauden Barrett again at the back in the 15 jersey. Ben Smith is outside back cover.
Scott, Jordie and Beauden Barrett will become the first trio of brothers to start for New Zealand. They are only the second trio of brothers to start in a World Cup fixture after the Tongan Vunipola brothers (1995).
“We are looking forward to the contest with Canada,” said head coach Steve Hansen ahead of the game.
“We know they’re a proud nation who are led by Tyler Ardron, a player who we respect and know very well from his time in New Zealand with the Chiefs. We are sure his attitude of not taking a backward step will be reflected throughout the whole team. That means we need to impose ourselves on the game from the very start.”