The All Blacks and Wallabies sought pre-match talks with referee Romain Poite on Friday ahead of their Bledisloe Cup rematch.
Auckland coach Paul Feeney has made one injury-enforced change for Sunday's clash with Manawatu in Palmerston North.
Ihaia West was Hawke's Bay's hero after landing a drop goal which gave his side a 29-26 win over Taranaki in Napier on Friday.
Canterbury's superb start to the season continued after they claimed a deserved 58-27 victory over Waikato in Hamilton on Friday.
Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton has been offered a new four-year contract with Top 14 side Racing Métro.
Wellington will welcome the return of some experienced players for their clash with Northland in Whangarei on Saturday.
Counties Manukau have announced their team to play Otago in their first ITM Cup Ranfurly Shield match, in Pukekohe on Saturday.
If the recent past is anything to go by, South Africa will have to pass a stern test in order to seal victory in Argentina on Saturday....
The Crusaders have strengthened their front row options by signing Highlanders hooker Ged Robinson on a two-year deal.
Round Two of the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup sees both teams dried out and ready to fire as New Zealand host Australia.
Cardiff Blues director of rugby Mark Hammett has confirmed that Matthew Rees will skipper the region for the Guinness PRO12 season.
New Zealand back-row Liam Messam admits he has enjoyed his "five-week sabbatical" but cannot wait to take on Australia at Eden Park.
Former Test referee Jonathan Kaplan has waded into the debate around the All Blacks' recent history of receiving yellow cards.
Former Newcastle second-row Carlo Del Fava believes new signing Joshua Furno will be a success at the Falcons in the coming season.
Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made seven changes to his starting XV for Saturday's clash with the EP Kings in Pretoria.
Exeter will be without Dave Lewis for their pre-season run-in after the scrum-half suffered an elbow injury against Cardiff Blues last...
In the end Munster's season fell apart within two weeks, but the hunger from two semi-final defeats is driving Donnacha O'Callaghan.