Wallabies flanker Dean Mumm has been handed a one-match ban for striking during the 37-10 loss to the All Blacks in Auckland and will miss his team's next test against Wales on November 5.
The All Blacks are eyeing the world record of 24 wins in a row, giving another edge to the Lions series next year.
Australia coach Michael Cheika is fuming over what he perceived as disrespect from the All Blacks after the world champions beat his Wallabies side to secure the top tier record for consecutive test wins.
It took a bit of time for the machine to grind into gear and get on with the serious business of destroying the Wallabies and claiming a world record.
New Zealand captain Kieran Read has bitter experience of Australia snapping long All Blacks winning streaks and thinks the world champions have learned their lesson ahead of tonight's clash in Auckland.
Australia have benched first five Quade Cooper for Saturday's test against New Zealand at Eden Park, where the All Blacks will be going for a record 18th successive test victory.
Julian Savea's recall to the All Blacks for Saturday's test against the Wallabies is an indication of the team's mindset as they approach a match with a world record on the line.
Australia will be a "different beast" when they line up against the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday, flanker Jerome Kaino says.
Augustine Pulu has been called into the All Blacks to replace Aaron Smith for the final Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park this weekend.
Whether Aaron Smith was told to take another week off or came to the decision himself following his misconduct hearing as stated by New Zealand Rugby, one thing is clear - not being part of the All...
All Black halfback Aaron Smith has voluntarily stood down from this Saturday's Bledisloe Cup test against Australia at Eden Park.
The All Blacks play the Wallabies on Saturday with a world record on the line, but there's still no word on whether disgraced halfback Aaron Smith will be sanctioned for his well-publicised use of an airport toilet cubicle.
Australia have named named back-rowers David Pocock and Sean McMahon in a 31-man squad for the final Bledisloe Cup test against New Zealand next week.
Laurie Mains says this is an exceptional All Black team and he can not see any side getting near it any time soon.
The All Blacks have been given licence to switch off once they return home before preparing for their potentially record-breaking test against the Wallabies at Eden Park.
The all-conquering All Blacks are still on an upward curve, coach Steve Hansen said after their 57-15 rout of South Africa today.
The All Blacks have equalled their record of 17 test wins in a row with a 57-15 crushing of old foes South Africa.
New Zealand captain Kieran Read says his side go into their final Rugby Championship clash against South Africa in Durban with "clear heads" after a tough week in which scrumhalf Aaron Smith was...
Tests don't come much bigger for the All Blacks than those against the Springboks in South Africa.
All Black Aaron Smith is back in Dunedin following revelations earler this week of his toilet tryst at an airport.