All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says back-rower Jerome Kaino will be given all the time he needs after allegations of infidelity resulted in him flying home from Australia on Saturday.
Tom Decent is a journalist with Fairfax Media.
Australian rugby legend Michael Lynagh has launched a scathing attack on the Wallabies in the wake of their 54-34 thumping at the hands of New Zealand, saying skills are "non-existent".
The Wallabies' hopes of regaining the Bledisloe Cup were all but dashed after a shocking first half against the All Blacks before they managed to salvage some pride in a bizarre 54-34 defeat in Sydney.
Wallabies captain Michael Hooper is daring to dream of Bledisloe Cup glory after 15 years of New Zealand torment and believes the majority of his teammates are unburdened by the All Blacks' recent dominance.
After the best part of 10 years abroad, ostracised from the country where he became a national hero, David Campese is returning home and wants to help save Australian rugby.
Australia's four Super Rugby franchises called for the Australian Rugby Union to show real leadership in an "honest" meeting in Sydney on Friday.
Alan Jones wants Commonwealth Bank chief executive Ian Narev to become the new boss of the Australian Rugby Union.
The NSW Waratahs, Queensland Reds and ACT Brumbies want to make sure Super Rugby is on track for next year.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen insists star halfback Aaron Smith is "in a great headspace" and will line up as usual against the Wallabies on the weekend despite further allegations about his infamous "toilet tryst" last year.
Wallabies debutant Curtis Rona says he has faith in his own ability and won't be worried if the All Blacks target him during the Bledisloe Cup opener on Saturday.