Richie Mo'unga will start at fly-half in the place of Beauden Barrett as one of four changes to his starting XV made by New Zealand coach Ian Foster for the must-win Rugby Championship clash with South Africa at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Ellis Park; scene for the 1995 World Cup final that united the Rainbow Nation - and many years later the greatest Test of all time. This week it hosts the under-siege All Blacks, who will have to deal with one of the most intense atmospheres in the game.
All Blacks fly-half Beauden Barrett said he feared the worst after landing head-first from a terrible mid-air challenge against South Africa but that his team would continue to be courageous under the Springboks' high ball.
Beauden Barrett's nasty fall following an aerial collision with Kurt-Lee Arendse could and should have been prevented. The All Blacks certainly have multiple issues to deal with, meanwhile, but life is certainly pretty good for Australia's Jed Holloway.
New Zealand's biggest newspaper has called time on All Blacks coach Ian Foster and wants New Zealand Rugby (NZR) to axe the beleaguered coach.
New Zealand coach Ian Foster says his side have improved their performance from the historic 2-1 home series loss to Ireland, despite a heaviest defeat by South Africa in 94 years at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.
New Zealand will start Saturday night's Rugby Championship opener against the Springboks in a rare position: As underdogs. For Ian Foster's under-pressure and misfiring outfit, it almost looks like Mission Impossible.
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has blasted the New Zealand Rugby board following the All Blacks shock series loss to Ireland in June, labeling the relationship between the board and All Blacks players "the worst it's ever been".
A group of former players have issued formal legal proceedings against World Rugby and the governing bodies of England (RFU) and Wales (WRU) over claims that the failure to protect them led to the early onset of dementia, British media reported.
Ten days out from the opening Rugby Championship Tests, SANZAAR have approved the re-introduction of the 20-minute Red Card law trial for the 2022 tournament.
Six-time Super Rugby championship-winning coach Scott Robertson says he still wants to coach the All Blacks and lead New Zealand to World Cup glory.
Ian Foster has shrugged off queries over his future as New Zealand coach ahead of a tour of South Africa that could spell the end of his tenure.
Uncapped Crusaders prop Fletcher Newell has been drafted into New Zealand's squad for the tour of South Africa to replace the injured Ofa Tu'ungafasi.
Embattled All Blacks coach Ian Foster has ditched specialist coaches John Plumtree and Brad Mooar in a bid to turn around their poor form following the series loss against Ireland earlier this month.
Ian Foster and Sam Cane have been retained as All Blacks coach and captain respectively, the duo to continue their roles for at least the opening rounds of the Rugby Championship.
Humbled and hurt, the All Blacks stand on the verge of inciting a full-scale national inquiry. Despite calls for his sacking, Ian Foster looks set to survive -- so the All Blacks are going to have to find quantum shifts elsewhere.
An already tough week for the All Blacks has taken another turn, after vision of back-rower Akira Ioane and former Test scrum-half Justin Marshall needing to be separated emerged on social media.
As New Zealand Rugby [NZR] officials prepare to meet and attempt to plot a path out of the All Blacks' mire, the team's media manager has revealed she was responsible for cancelling coach Ian Foster's Sunday press conference.
Ireland have jumped to No. 1 in the men's World Rugby rankings following their historic 33-22 victory over New Zealand on Saturday.
Once were warriors; now they're just worried. The All Blacks' slump has engaged New Zealanders in a national bout of introspection and exasperation, much centred on besieged coach Ian Foster.
Pressure is mounting on All Blacks coach Ian Foster and the New Zealand Rugby board after New Zealand lost their first series at home since 1998, falling to Ireland in the decider in Wellington on Saturday night.
A courageous Ireland held off a fierce All Blacks fightback to claim an epic 32-22 win in the series-deciding third Test in Wellington on Saturday.
Weeks don't come much bigger for the All Blacks. Coach Ian Foster and Sam Cane are under mounting pressure as New Zealand fight to avoid a series defeat by Ireland -- and back-to-back home defeats for the first time in 24 years.
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has made two backline changes for the series-deciding Test against Ireland, while also handing Roger Tuivasa-Sheck his first chance at international rugby.
The rugby world can turn itself inside out talking about the problems within the game, and has probably never before done so with such disdain as it has this week. But four series deciders this weekend offer cause for at least muted celebration.
- NZL4thTries Scored 1st Australia : 5 Tries ScoredAUS1st15
- NZL4thPoints Difference 1st South Africa : 16 Points DifferenceSA1st-1616