Sonny Bill Williams will have rampaging Wallabies opposite Samu Kerevi in his sights when he lines up for his 10th and probably final Bledisloe Cup Test for the All Blacks.
Forget the excuses, New Zealand were dominated in Perth. The All Blacks forwards have rightfully been criticized, and they must realise their reputations and, for some, their careers, are now on the line in Auckland.
Israel Folau's unfair dismissal case against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs will head to trial in February, 2020 if no settlement is reached beforehand.
Shaun Berne's influence as Wallabies attack coach blossomed in Perth and Kurtley Beale thinks their all-encompassing approach to running rugby will only be better at the World Cup.
As the rugby world waits for news of the suspension handed down to All Blacks lock Scott Barrett, the New Zealander has found a somewhat unlikely ally on the other side of Tasman.
The Wallabies selectors face a dilemma before Saturday's Bledisloe Cup decider as they weigh up whether to play champion flanker David Pocock - and, if so, where
All Blacks lock Scott Barrett will miss this week's Bledisloe Cup decider but will be clear for World Cup selection after copping a three-week ban from the SANZAAR judiciary.
South Africa are winners of the Rugby Championship for the first time, but the big story from the final round of fixtures was Scott Barrett's red card. Was it the right call?
Eddie Jones used his press conference after England's win over Wales on Sunday to call for World Rugby to address their high-tackle law ahead of the Rugby World Cup in September.
Michael Hooper and Lukhan Salakai-Loto set the tone with the Test's first two carries, and the Wallabies didn't take a backward step thereafter. Australia's victory in Bledisloe I was built on physicality, now they must repeat the dose at Eden Park.
The Wallabies only have to rewind four years for a reminder of how a good win can quickly turn sour as they look ahead to the Bledisloe Cup decider.
Scott Barrett could miss the All Blacks' World Cup opener against South Africa next month, having received a red card during his country's Test defeat to Australia in Perth Saturday.
James O'Connor has seemingly booked his ticket to Japan after he enjoyed a strong outing at outside centre in the Wallabies' stunning Bledisloe Cup win in Perth.
The Wallaroos' long wait for their first win over New Zealand continues with the Australians outclassed by the world No.1 side in their Perth Test.
The Wallabies produced their most commanding performance in years to hammer the All Blacks in front of a record crowd at Optus Stadium in Perth, the Australians capitalising on the sending off of Scott Barrett.
Rugby Australia boss Raelene Castle has given director of rugby Scott Johnson a glowing endorsement, saying he has made a "huge impact" on the Wallabies in his first six months in the job.
James O'Connor has been given the chance to push his World Cup case after Michael Cheika named the utility back at outside centre in a shock backline selection for Bledisloe I.
Ardie Savea will start at blindside flanker in a back-row trio alongside skipper Kieran Read and Sam Cane for the opening Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth on Saturday night.
The All Blacks are warning that the band is back together and they are singing from the same song sheet ahead Saturday's rugby Test against the Wallabies in Perth.
Wallabies veteran Sekope Kepu is vowing to leave nothing in the tank as he bids to hold the Bledisloe Cup aloft in his last-ever series against New Zealand.
The Bledisloe Cup heads to Perth for the first time on Saturday, the Test selling out in under a week last year. That was a good news story, but there have been precious few of those for Australian rugby since.
Wallabies star Kurtley Beale has got the same X-factor as Israel Folau and will pose a similar threat in Saturday night's Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth, according to All Blacks veteran Ben Smith.
Has Cheika lost the plot in selecting James O'Connor at 13? Will a new-look All Blacks back-row prove its World Cup worth? What chance are the Pumas at home? Your guide to the weekend's Rugby Championship games is here.
Michael Cheika has bolstered his Wallabies squad for the opening Bledisloe Cup clash in Perth with the addition of David Pocock and the uncapped Jordan Petaia.
Rugby World Cup-winning coach Bob Dwyer says it's not too late for Wallabies selectors to be experimenting but the threat posed by outside centre Tevita Kuridrani is in danger of being wasted.
- AUS2ndTRIES SCORED 1st South Africa : 11 Tries ScoredSA1st911
- AUS2ndPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st South Africa : 51 Points DifferenceSA1st951