New Zealand flyhalf Dan Carter came through unscathed after Canterbury’s 26-28 loss to Southland, despite taking one or two heavy knocks.
The defending champions have lost their second match in five days, going down in a dramatic thriller 28-26 to Southland.
Hooker Dane Coles and centre Ryan Crotty will rejoin the All Blacks squad for their final match in the Rugby Championship against South Africa.
All Black flyhalf Dan Carter launched his latest comeback aimed at making next year's World Cup, playing 40 minutes in a provincial NPC match.
The Springboks may not be able to win the Rugby Championship, but their clash with the All Blacks at Ellis Park is still their most important this year.
Argentina are still looking for their first win in the Rugby Championship after going down 34-13 to the All Blacks in La Plata.
The All Blacks needed a bonus-point victory in La Plata and they delivered to take their third consecutive Rugby Championship title.
The All Blacks secured a 34-13 bonus-point victory over Argentina in La Plata to claim another Rugby Championship title.
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