Julian Savea says this hasn't been the most difficult year of his professional rugby career.
Quade Cooper will only "enhance" the Wallabies' chances if picked for Saturday's second Bledisloe Cup Test in Wellington, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says.
Israel Dagg and Ben Smith will switch positions when All Blacks take on the Wallabies in the second test on Saturday.
The news doesn't get any better for the Wallabies.
It may not look like it, but Saturday's Rugby Championship encounter with the Wallabies is the biggest test to date of the new-look All Blacks side.
Once again the All Blacks have a tricky midfield puzzle to solve, with the selectors having to decide whether to pick Anton Lienert-Brown, Seta Tamanivalu or Rieko Ioane to start the Rugby Championship against Australia this week.
Highlanders hooker and Otago captain Liam Coltman has at last got a real chance at an All Black jersey.
When Kane Hames arrived at the Highlanders just under three years ago it was a case of Kane who?
World Rugby are taking seriously the discovery of a listening device in the All Blacks' hotel in Sydney.
The All Blacks have romped home to a 42-8 win over Australia.
A sophisticated listening device was discovered in the All Blacks' team room in their hotel ahead of tonight's test against the Wallabies.
The gulf in depth of stock between Australia and New Zealand has never been more evident than in the respective starting sides for the first match in this year's Rugby Championship.
The days of the Wallabies scrum being viewed as a bit of a joke are long gone.
Julian Savea faces a challenge to regain his starting spot in the All Blacks.
The compelling form of Beauden Barrett has won him the All Blacks No10 jersey against Australia, with Aaron Cruden reverting to the bench.
Kane Hames is the rugby feel-good story of the year, going from having no contract in March to the All Blacks bench for Saturday night's match against the Wallabies.
The All Blacks enter the Rugby Championship as favourites to reclaim the title they lost last year.
A knee injury has made the All Blacks probable midfield clearer ahead of the weekend's test against the Wallabies.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika is right about the All Blacks having a tricky issue to solve at openside flanker and first-five. But he's wrong to say New Zealand don't expect anything from...
Wallabies fullback Israel Folau is likely to come in for special attention from the All Blacks when the sides meet on Saturday.