Rieko and Akira Ioane have both signed long-term contracts with New Zealand Rugby.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus says beating the All Blacks in Wellington was one of the team’s prime targets before the season started.
Argentina coach Mario Ledesma says he benefitted from his time as an assistant coach with the Wallabies.
New Zealand Rugby has bought a 40% stake in the Blues after concerns about the team’s performances in Super Rugby.
Rassie Erasmus says there are positives to take from the Junior Springboks’ U20 Championship campaign, which saw them finish third.
Junior Springboks coach Chean Roux says the experience of losing to England in the U20 Championship semi-final will help the players later in their careers.
Prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi has received a warning for his dangerous tackle on France wing Remy Grosso during the All Blacks’ 52-11 win last Saturday.
Remy Grosso had to be hospitalised after being on the receiving end of a swinging arm during France’s 52-11 loss to the All Blacks on Saturday.
Brodie Retallick has been ruled out of the All Blacks’ three-Test series against France after suffering a torn pectoral muscle in the Chiefs’ loss to the Crusaders on Saturday.
All Blacks centre Sonny Bill Williams has been ruled out of the three-match Test series against France with a knee injury.