Here comes Colin Slade, replacing an out-of-sorts Israel Dagg. Perhaps that was to be expected from the fullback, who sat out most of the Super Rugby season through injury. Slade by far a more in-form player, albeit at first five.
PENALTY FOR SAMOA - Again, the All Blacks penalised for being offside.
Tusi Pisi kicks his third penalty of the match and the All Blacks now lead 19-9.
This has been a better second half for Samoa, stringing together a few more phases and managing to restrict the All Blacks' territorial advantage. Although the visitors are giving them a helping hand through ill-discipline.
Carter's kick off is a good one this time but Samoa are straight back on the attack. But just when it looked dangerous they lost the ball forward.
All Blacks scrum now 30m out from their own line.
All Blacks break well from the back of the scrum and have a penalty advantage.
The attacking move goes nowhere so the ref comes back for the penalty. Carter will kick for goal from halfway.
Nepo Laulala now making his debut, with the new Chiefs prop coming on for Owen Franks.
Great kick from Carter. He slots it from halfway. All Blacks lead 22-9.
Hansen ringing the changes now, Retallick back on the field in place of Sam Whitelock and Matt Todd replacing Jerome Kaino on the side of the scrum.
Another All Blacks attack, another dropped pass. This time it's Moala who drops a sitter and the ball squirms forward. Pretty poor really from the All Blacks.
Penalty against New Zealand - Yep, you guessed it.. offside.
Samoa will restart with a lineout on halfway. 18 minutes to play.
Samoa get their drive on but it's a collapsed maul and the ABs will restart with the scrum feed.
The punter who put $9,000 on Samoa sticking within 30 points of the ABs will be feeling pretty good.
Hika Elliot's long comeback from a neck injury has taken another huge step, replacing Keven Mealamu at hooker, while Brad Weber has taken over from Andy Ellis to make his debut in black.
That has brought the house down. Samoa have scored a try.
SBW lost the ball in the tackle in midfield and Samoa pounced. Alafoti Faosiliva eventually got the ball down and celebrated like he just won the World Cup. Samoa are loving this.
The defence had been one area earning a pass mark for the All Blacks. But whether it was due to tiring in the conditions or a breakdown in defensive combinations after all the replacements, a fair few holes had started to appear long before that try. Nit-picking aside, that's a great moment for Samoa.
Well, game on now. 22-16 (Pisi slotted the conversion). Can Samoa win this now?
14 minutes to go and it's now a six point ball game.
I wonder how that person in Tauranga who put $70,000 on the ABs winning is feeling now.
Carter tries a clever cross field kick once again, this time from right to left, but the ball is just out of the reach of Piutau. But the ball went out on the full, so Samoa will take the lineout from their 22.
The ABs attack wide with SBW this time, but he tries a fancy reverse, no look pass back inside and the ball is spilled forward. Nothing is working for the All Blacks today.
Some stats from the game
Samoa v NZ
245m Metres 266m
66 carries 63
10 defenders beaten 11
5 clean breaks 3
1 offsides 9
Samoa are trying to turn the ball out of their own 22 now which is a bit dangerous.
But they have won a penalty. Pisi will kick for touch from within his half.