De Villiers replaces Wynand Olivier at inside centre in the only change from the side beaten 20-18 by Australia in their last outing almost three weeks ago.
However, openside flanker Juan Smith is an injury doubt after suffering a leg injury on Wednesday morning and he faces a scan to determine how serious the problem is.
A decision on his participation will be made on Wednesday afternoon.
Ruan Pienaar is named on the bench, while Andre Pretorius also earns a recall among the replacements.
The All Blacks have made 11 changes from the side which retained the title following Saturday's 34-27 win against the Wallabies.
Team: Percy Montgomery; Akona Ndungane, Jaque Fourie, Jean de Villiers, Bryan Habana; Butch James, Fourie du Preez; Os du Randt, John Smit (capt), CJ van der Linde, Johann Muller, Victor Matfield, Solly Tyibilika, Juan Smith, Jacques Cronje.
Replacements: Eddie Andrews, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Albert van den Berg, Joe van Niekerk, Ruan Pienaar, Wynand Olivier, Andre Pretorius.