The All Blacks held off a game challenge to keep intact their 112-year unbeaten record against Scotland with a hard-fought 22-17 win at Murrayfield
The All Blacks are furious after the captain of Super Rugby side Hurricanes snubbed a call-up to the national team because he is signing for Wasps in an attempt to make England's World Cup squad.
Sonny Bill Williams has put his hand up for forgetting the rules last week in Paris but claims officials have since apologised for sending him to the sin bin.
If their line-up is anything to go by, the All Blacks will show Scotland no mercy.
Several battered bodies, captain Kieran Read the most notable, have forced the All Blacks to delay naming their team in Edinburgh.
Both Otago and the University rugby club can claim yet another All Black.
Three years from now, post the next World Cup, we may look back at this intriguing mid-week match in Lyon as the day the All Blacks revealed their next generation.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is once again waging a war on big screen replays following his team's narrow win over a French selection.
It may not have been a test match - but it was as close as it gets, as a second string All Blacks team beat a French XV side 28-23 in Lyon.
World Rugby has announced its shortlist for the men's and women's player of the year awards, with New Zealand featuring prominently in both.
Highlander Luke Whitelock, only drafted into the New Zealand squad as an injury replacement last week, will skipper the All Blacks against a France XV at the Parc Olympique in Lyon.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is backing Sonny Bill Williams despite his yellow card-penalty try offence against France.
All Blacks hooker Dane Coles will return home after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament - an injury that will see him off the field for up to six months.
Even with all his coaching experience, the costly Sonny Bill Williams yellow card taught Steve Hansen something new in Paris.
The All Blacks' stuttering 2017 season has continued, the world champions eventually seeing off France 38-18 in a classic test of two halves in Paris.
Fifita is the exception in a predictable All Black side for tomorrow's clash in Paris, having been catapulted past Liam Squire and Jerome Kaino to line up for his fourth start.
New Zealand Rugby has swiftly shut down reports the All Blacks could face the Kangaroos in a lucrative cross-code hybrid match in Tokyo.
France has thrust youth into the spotlight by handing out four test debuts against the All Blacks.
Luke Romano finds himself in the All Blacks No 4 jersey this weekend on the basis that he, of all the contenders hoping to wear it, has made the most compelling case in the last few weeks.
Asafo Aumua has now joined a select group of individuals who have played for the All Blacks before they have featured in Super Rugby.