The All Blacks have 24 hours to respond to a Springboks legend's ice bucket challenge.
Frustrated with last week's draw, the All Blacks are primed to deliver the required Bledisloe response at Eden Park.
Liam Messam can now sees the benefits of a month-long break that has him bubbling away like a shaken Coke can.
James So'oialo will make his NPC debut against Northland on Saturday, but to describe the No 10 as green would be a misnomer.
All Blacks try-scoring machine Julian Savea hates losing to Australia. Hates it, and it goes back to his schoolboy rugby days.
Rookie Taranaki prop Mitchell Graham is not your typical frontrower.
There are several areas Taranaki need to address if they are going to break a lengthy NPC away losing streak to Hawke's Bay.
With his wife and young son in Dunedin, Canterbury wing Patrick Osborne is getting used to silences during his evening meals.
Former Highlanders hooker's decision to sign a two-year deal requires some scrutiny.
The Heartland Championship kicks off tomorrow with Meads Cup champions Mid Canterbury hot favourites to retain their crown.
His team has got off to a great start, but Waikato coach Johnny Walters knows they have to be better if they are to beat Canterbury.
ABs wing hoping his 50th test is a lot more memorable than his 49th which, frankly, he would prefer to forget about.
Ten tries and no penalty kicks - the opening match of the new National Rugby Championship on Thursday night was just what ARU officials had hoped for.
The South African Rugby Union says it has appointed an independent lawyer to look into allegations of match-fixing in lower-level club games.
Southland's big off-season play to lure Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has proved to be a masterstroke.
They've have heard how no Wallabies team has won at Eden Park since 1986, but Israel Folau says it's no issue.
Liam Messam has his chance to remind the coaches what he brings to the ABs, but he still feels for close mate Jerome Kaino.
Fit-again Juan Martin Hernandez has been named at second-five for Argentina for Sunday's clash with the Springboks.
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The Wallabies say nothing is particularly forbidding about Eden Park. Yet they haven't won there in 28 years.
Flanker Juan Smith will return to test rugby with South Africa 18 months after being forced to retire.
Forget Kurtley Beale, the Wallabies know this will be an old-fashioned trans-Tasman test that's won up front.
AARON GOILE - Waikato TimesShayne Anderson was as surprised as anybody that he was playing in Waikato's first game of the NPC season.
For the first time in 40 first class matches Taranaki will field the same starting XV for two games in a row.
Canterbury coach Scott Robertson names Rob Thompson to start at No 12 against Waikato in Hamilton.
TOBY ROBSON - The Dominion PostJames So'oialo will wear the already problematic Wellington Lions No 10 jersey for their match against Northland.
CHRIS BARCLAY - StuffThe Wallabies' Sam Carter wasn't overloaded with fatherly advice before he made his Bledisloe Cup debut.
IAN SNOOK - Taranaki Daily NewsOPINION: Before the latest Bledisloe Cup test the stats suggested only one team could win.
One of the more-talented backline prospect to come out of Southland will tonight make his return to the rugby field.
OPINION: Hopefully what you saw last Friday was a snippet of what we are trying to achieve when we have the ball in hand this season.
Riki Hoeata is starting to enjoy stepping out of his older brother's shadow.
After seven appearances from the bench, Ryan Crotty will start against the Wallabies.
Canterbury coach Scott Robertson names his team for second NPC match away to Waikato on Friday night.
Wallabies hooker Nathan Charles was grateful his post-match chat with Keven Mealamu did not concern his health.
"Anyone that can still be playing competitive rugby at 40 should have their DNA cloned."
After opening round away win over Wellington, Waikato name same 22 for Friday night's clash with Canterbury in Hamilton.
All Blacks fans and critics have lost perspective on what is one of the best teams in the history of sport.
DUNCAN JOHNSTONE - StuffOPINION: Late heroics becoming an alarming trend for ABs, who instead should be dominating up front early.
Australia coach says Wallabies preparing for ABs to up the ante up front at Eden Park on Saturday night.
He has to fight his way past two young hookers for the No 2 jersey, but former Crusaders rake rearing to play.
They say all good things must come to an end, so is that it for the formerly dominant Black Ferns?
World Cup winning All Black still has something in the tank - even at age 39 - signing with English club Leicester.
Aaron Cruden didn't mind trotting out his best rallying cry for the All Blacks yesterday.
The All Blacks face possibly their greatest test of depth under Steve Hansen this weekend.
Will Skelton was only nine years old when he watched his cousin play for Auckland at Eden Park.
Matt Symons' phone must have him wondering if this is the moment he should start contemplating his favourite hospital foods.
Australia coach Ewen McKenize puts faith this weekend in same players that held the All Blacks to a draw.
The Heartland Championship kicks off on Saturday but the South Canterbury side is still to secure its loan players.
Victor Vito is a wanted man, that much is clear. What's less clear is where he'll decide to play his rugby.
Which rugby player who's off overseas would you most like to see back playing in NZ?