Warren Gatland has admitted he didn't use his reserves bench to the fullest against the Hurricanes last night due to the backlash caused by his decision to bring six players in last week.
The Wellington Hurricanes launched an extraordinary comeback in the second half, to snatch a thrilling draw with the Lions.
The All Blacks continue to fight off questions about intentionally targeting British and Irish Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray in the first test with loose forward Jerome Kaino repeating the team's denial
The Lions would be unwise to see the Hurricanes' tight five as a weakness, but that will not stop them targeting the home side there in tonight's clash in the capital.
French rugby newspaper Midi Olympique is reporting Malakai Fekitoa is poised to be announced as Toulon's latest signing.
Robbie Henshaw knows what's like to be hit with a dose of All Black physicality - he was left concussed by an accidental high tackle by Sam Cane when playing for Ireland in Dublin last year.
Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa may have been dropped from the national side but he has made it into one of the most sought-after issues of a sports magazine in the world.
When Ben Smith gets back on the rugby field will be decided after a thorough examination, but there should be no rush to get him back playing, a sports medical expert says.
Australia's Super Rugby teams have failed to produce players fit enough for test rugby, leaving the Wallabies underdone for tests against the All Blacks, their captain says.
The chances of the top-four spots changing between now and the playoffs look remote.
Otago Boys' High School Second XV climbed one place in the standings with a shut-out at Littlebourne on Saturday.
From the grunters up front to the speedsters out the back, the All Blacks said they were put through the mill on Saturday night.
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All Black coach Steve Hansen admits he is worried about the health of fullback Ben Smith but both player and coach are in the wait and see camp.
The Lions believe they are still very much in the series and just need to look at a few ''fixables''.
Another concussion cloud surrounding Ben Smith has seen a Damian McKenzie called into the All Blacks.
The All Blacks played their usual triple threat game and produced all their expected spark and flair, but so too did the Lions.
The top four may soon be set in stone with the three leading sides all recording wins.
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Otago's top referee, Adam Morrison, is heading abroad at the end of the season.