The All Blacks have finished their home test season of 2017. So how did it go? There was plenty of good mixed with the bad. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn has a look back.
Lima Sopoaga looks set to start for the All Blacks against Argentina in two weeks time, with a number of big names left out of the squad heading to South America.
Scans seem to show troublesome knee injury will keep him out for the rest of the season.
Criticising the Springboks after their 57-0 humiliation by New Zealand ''is like clubbing a baby seal'', former South Africa coach Nick Mallett says.
All Black lock Brodie Retallick only briefly considered tackling the streaker who invaded the pitch during the All Blacks' 57-0 win over the Springboks last night.
New Zealand produced their best performance for some time in their 57-0 rout of South Africa, but coach Steve Hansen says they still have plenty to work on.
This All Blacks team is certainly on to something. They'd hinted as much in the last few weeks but for the first time this year, they delivered the package they were after.
The 94th test match between traditional foes New Zealand and South Africa will take place tonight at North Harbour's QBE Stadium to kick off the fourth round of the 2017 Rugby Championship.
All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith has suggested Ian Foster is being ''primed'' to take over from Steve Hansen as head coach in 2019.
As the All Blacks get set to take on the Springboks tonight, first five-eighth Beauden Barrett is under the microscope. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn takes a look at what all the fuss is about.
For most South Africans, Allister Coetzee was the focal figure amid the Springboks' nadir. If rage was vented it came in his direction.
Kane Hames is handling himself well ahead of his first test start tomorrow night.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the uneven performances of 2017 are just part of the natural life-cycle of the team.
South Africa coach Allister Coetzee has made three changes to the side that faced Australia for the Rugby Championship clash against the All Blacks on Saturday.
In the space of five years Kane Hames has gone from club player to starting All Black loosehead prop.
The All Blacks' long awaited clash against England has been locked in, with England's Rugby Football Union confirming the game will go ahead in 2018.
No Israel Dagg and no room for Vaea Fifita, but otherwise the All Blacks will roll out their strongest side for the Springboks in Albany.
If anyone in world rugby knows how to beat the All Blacks, it's Springboks prop Tendai Mtawarira.
All Blacks loose forward Jerome Kaino has taken part in All Blacks training for the first time since leaving the squad last month for personal reasons.
New Zealand are expecting a vintage challenge from a resurgent South Africa in their top-of-the-table Rugby Championship encounter in Auckland next weekend.