Muliaina is included as one of seven changes to the All Blacks' starting line-up following the 37-17 win over France for his first appearance of the tournament, which is his third World Cup.
Muliaina replaces Corey Jane, who drops out of the matchday squad, with Israel Dagg moving from full-back to wing.
Kieran Read is in as head coach Graham Henry unites his first-choice back row, with the number eight joining Jerome Kaino and captain Richie McCaw, who is set to win his 101st cap.
It will be Read's World Cup debut and wing Zac Guildford is included for his maiden tournament appearance.
Read replaces Adam Thomson and Guildford comes in for Richard Kahui, respectively.
Keven Mealamu drops to the bench, with Andrew Hore coming in at hooker, lock Brad Thorne is rested, with Ali Williams starting in his place, and Sonny Bill Williams starts in place of Ma'a Nonu, who is rested.
Scrum-half Jimmy Cowan will win his 50th cap in place of Piri Weepu, who is named on the bench.
Team: M Muliaina, I Dagg, C Smith, SB Williams, Z Guildford, D Carter, J Cowan; T Woodcock, A Hore, O Franks, S Whitelock, A Williams, J Kaino, R McCaw (capt), K Read.
Replacements: K Mealamu, B Franks, B Thorn, A Boric, P Weepu, C Slade, I Toeava.
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