Australia meanwhile lost their last encounter against Argentina and will be without the suspended Kurtley Beale pending an investigation into an off-field matter.
The All Blacks - who will welcome the British & Irish Lions in 2017 - face a decision with fly-half Aaron Cruden who returns to the squad.
And Hansen admits that whatever changes he makes to his side will not mean they are underestimating their trans-Tasman rivals.
"Anyone who has played sport will know there's no such thing as a dead rubber.
"Your pride doesn't allow that for a start. You're playing for your country. There's not a lot of love lost between
Australia and New Zealand in any sport ... we want to belt them and they want to belt us.
"As we know there's a few things happening there so that will galvanise them to want to go out and play well."