I'm a bit surprised they have named Kerr-Barlow at halfback. I was under the impression that people leaving were on the outer (Fekitoa for example). Could have been the opportunity to start blooding the next generation of halfbacks.
From the tone of the announcement I would suggest Todd not go whitebaiting, as he would appear to be the next cab off the rank in the loose forwards.
I think the ultimate thumbing of the nose at world rugby would be if SBW was left out of the game against Australia. He's allowed to play, but we don't actually need him! I would choose Crotty ahead of him to start anyway.