MATCH REPORT: New Zealand left it late, but managed to beat Australia 29-28 in a thrilling Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane on Saturday.
Taranaki will host Tasman in the NPC Premiership Final in New Plymouth next Saturday.
All Black flyhalf Beauden Barrett looks to be fine to take his place in the team to play the Wallabies on Saturday, after taking a knock to the leg in training.
Hawke's Bay had to survive a determined Northland fightback before claiming their place in the Championship final with a 26-21 win.
TRANS-TASMAN DERBY: Off-field distractions are overshadowing the build-up to Saturday's Bledisloe Cup clash in Brisbane
The All Blacks were given a big scare ahead of their Test against the Wallabies on Saturday.
The All Blacks are fearing a backlash from the beleaguered Wallabies in this weekend's final Bledisloe Cup Test.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Aaron Cruden may be paying a very dear prize for his booze binge in the latter stages of the Rugby Championship.
Dan Carter's attempt to return to the playing field has suffered yet another setback.
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