Star forward Taulupe Faletau will be among four players missing when if Wales host the All Blacks in October.
- Blues prop Alex Hodgman will get three weeks to think about his ugly tackle at Forsyth Barr Stadium on Friday night.
- A move to Japan usually involves players nearing the end of their careers, players who have reached the pinnacle and coming down the other side.
- Otago referee James Doleman is off to the Tokyo Olympics.
A man who worked with Iain Gallaway in the last 10 years of the late broadcaster’s career said he was the consummate professional.
The new-look Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic have fittingly welcomed Australian shooter Caitlin Bassett into the ANZ Premiership with a 64-60 first-up victory over the Northern Mystics in Auckland.