Read will not travel with the squad for the fixture but will re-join the squad for their highly anticipated rematch with the Springboks the following week in Pretoria.
“We always had a plan to manage Kieran’s long-haul travel this year, following his return to rugby after back surgery,” said All Blacks coach Steve Hansen.
Read will be replaced by Vaea Fifita for the Pumas test. Likely candidates to assume captaincy for the Argentina Test include lock Sam Whitelock, loose forwards Sam Cane and Luke Whitelock as well as outside back Ben Smith.
Ngani Laumape, who was called in as injury cover for Sonny Bill Williams earlier in the Rugby Championship, will also remain in New Zealand.
Hookers: Liam Coltman, Nathan Harris, Codie Taylor.
Props: Owen Franks, Tim Perry, Angus Ta’avao, Karl Tu’inukuafe, Ofa Tuungafasi.
Locks: Scott Barrett, Patrick Tuipulotu, Sam Whitelock.
Halfbacks: TJ Perenara, Aaron Smith, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi.
First Fives: Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, Richie Mo’unga.
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