As anticipation mounts for the opening clash of the 2022 Rugby Championship between the Springboks and All Blacks, SA Rugby mag previews the loose-forward showdown.
The Blues have made just one change to their starting XV, while the Highlanders have named an unchanged team for the Trans-Tasman final between the sides at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.
Akira Ioane has been included in the Blues starting lineup for their Vodacom Super Rugby Aotearoa match against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has included Blues No 8 Akira Ioane in an extended 41-man training squad.
Rieko and Akira Ioane have both signed long-term contracts with New Zealand Rugby.