Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
The All Blacks have retained the Bledisloe Cup after annihilating the Wallabies at Eden Park.
The Wallabies are "hungry" to snap a 17-year Bledisloe Cup drought, coach Michael Cheika has warned.
Longtime All Blacks mainstays Owen Franks and Ben Smith have been dropped for Saturday's must-win Bledisloe Cup Test against Australia.
The All Blacks have warned Australia will face intense physical battle in the Bledisloe Cup decider but vowed to stay on the right side of the law.
The Wallabies fell well short of beating the All Blacks when they went down in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash in Yokohama, Japan.
Israel Folau will start at centre as Wallabies coach Michael Cheika opted to experiment for the Test against New Zealand in Japan.
Three uncapped players have been named in the Wallabies squad to face the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup Test in Japan.
This year's third - and potentially decisive - Bledisloe Cup clash between New Zealand and Australia will be played in Japan.
Australia have suffered a blow with the loss of lock Izack Rodda for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test against the All Blacks in Brisbane.
The Wallabies and All Blacks are heading to Western Australia in 2019 for the first Bledisloe Cup match in Perth between the traditional rivals.
Former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons mocked the All Blacks as "old and slow" just days after a Sydney tabloid labelled them "senior citizens".
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named a largely unchanged side for their Bledisloe Cup decider against the All Blacks in Auckland.
The All Blacks have drafted in legendary flyhalf Dan Carter to calm any nerves among the faltering world champions.
The All Blacks have dropped five players in a 34-man squad named for the upcoming Bledisloe Cup Tests against Australia
Sonny Bill Williams is set to play his 50th Test as the All Blacks named a strong team to face Australia in Tokyo.
Wallabies star Israel Folau has revealed he "really enjoyed" the controversy over anti-gay remarks he made earlier this year.
A Bledisloe Cup match between the Wallabies and All Blacks will be played in Perth for the first time next year.
Karmichael Hunt was a surprise omission from an experienced Wallabies team named to face the All Blacks in Brisbane.
The All Blacks called up uncapped Richie Mo'unga Monday to bolster their backline stocks in the squad to face Australia in Brisbane this weekend.
Australia backrower Dean Mumm has been cited for striking New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick in Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test.
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