Stuff.co.nz's rugby scribes tackle the big issues of the week, including Steve Hansen's men on a mission.
OPINION: When Eddie Jones arrived in Australia, he was playing the role of a grinning executioner, but the death warrants had already been signed.
OPINION: Don't know about you, but I've missed Super Rugby. Here's what's up in the weekend ahead.
OPINION: Every year the ABs play exhausted teams, so why is a global season so hard for World Rugby to organise?
OPINION: Turns out the All Blacks' supersub is quite some starter as well.
OPINION: NZ is a nation of rugby punditry, so why are we being let down by the TV commentators?
England improving, but New Zealand still well on top, says former Lions coach.
OPINION: This is the Rugby World Cup hangover from hell for the Wallabies.
With no Dan or Richie, the world rugby landscape has changed. So who has stepped up?
OPINION: Barrett's 39th test appearance will be only his seventh start in the No 10 jersey.
OPINION: Dylan Hartley's is one of the more extraordinary transformations of modern sport.
OPINION: Savea is some rugby talent, but Cane has earned the No.7 with hard yards.
OPINION: Should we fear this English team? Of course not. We'd absolutely hammer them.
OPINION: Richie who? Was Steve Hansen serious when he wondered if Read might turn out better even than McCaw?
OPINION: Eddie Jones' brash, bad England were all over Australia, and there was little to do but applaud.
OPINION: Dropped All Black a genuine specialist, it's either No 11 or his number ones on game day.
A refreshing throwback to a bygone era, or a disaster waiting to happen for touring sides?
OPINION: The Chiefs' humiliation of Wales must be making the northern hesmiphere quite nervous.
The Chiefs' smashing of Wales is a taste of the provincial ambushes awaiting the Lions.
OPINION: They were overrun in the first test and the outlook doesn't get any better for Wales this week.
Kieran Read looked and played like the new sheriff in town. Sam Cane just looked like a man out of form.
OPINION: Aaron Smith had help from a past All Black ahead of last night's victory over Wales.
OPINION: What's the difference between the ABs and Black Caps that's not the size of their trophy cabinets?
OPINION: Wales defence a massive concern, and attack isn't too flash either.
OPINION: Why the current All Blacks selection panel sits at the head of the table.
OPINION: Superstar's shift sensible for development of NZ game and should help lure more talent to Eden Park.
OPINION: Lead-in to Eden Park game a whisper compared with glory days of 1998.
OPINION: Don't expect the Chiefs prodigy to step straight into an All Blacks lineup to face the Welsh.
OPINION: Old folks want to see the kids having a go and players thinking for themselves.
OPINION: ABs selectors watching closely in final weekend before naming squad.