New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has confirmed that All Blacks star Sonny Bill Williams is all set to be available for the Rugby Championship opening clash against Australia next month after serving a four-week ban.
The dust has settled, the smoke cleared and we’re now unpicking the thrilling and controversial conclusion to the 2017 British and Lions tour of New Zealand which saw the two sides play out the best-of-three series to an overall draw
New Zealand fly-half Beauden Barrett said he is looking forward to play alongside his brothers Jordie and Scott in the upcoming third and final Test against British and Irish Lions in Auckland on Saturday.
Hurricanes fullback Jordie Barrett is set to make his first start for New Zealand after he was named in the XV for the final Test against British and Irish Lions to be played in Wellington on Saturday.
New Zealand have been dealt a major blow ahead of the series decider against British and Irish Lions after Sonny Bill Williams has been handed a six-week ban following his red card incident in the second game in Wellington.
Gatland wanted clampdown on New Zealand's 'dangerous' play after he slammed the home side of falling blindly on Conor Murray's standing leg whenever the Ireland international launched a kick in the box.
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has critcised British and Irish Lions boss Warren Gatland for exerting pressure on referee Jaco Peyper ahead of the first Test between the two teams at Eden Park on Saturday.