Kieran Read is optimistic about what 2019 might hold and feels he is finally returning to form after back surgery.
Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie, captain Kieran Read and Ardie Savea are the only players to keep their places in the All Blacks side.
Kieran Read said New Zealand could not have thrown any more at Ireland, but must learn lessons from their Dublin defeat.
New Zealand edged England in an enthralling Test on Saturday, but Owen Farrell is more concerned about beating them at the World Cup.
Kieran Read wants to keep playing after the World Cup, which will likely mark the end of the All Blacks captain's international career.
New Zealand trailed the Springboks 30-13 midway through the second half, but came roaring back to gain revenge.
The All Blacks welcome back captain Kieran Read for their clash with the Springboks.
Kieran Read will sit out the All Blacks' clash with Argentina, while Rieko and Akira Ioane have signed new deals with New Zealand Rugby.
Join Team All Blacks inside the All Blacks changing room and hear from Captain Kieran Read, following the All Blacks 34 – 36 Investec Rugby Championship loss to South Africa, in Wellington.
Beauden Barrett tormented Australia with a four-try masterclass as the All Blacks retained their firm grip on the Bledisloe Cup.
The All Blacks are overwhelming favourites to wrap up another Bledisloe Cup, but Kieran Read knows they must remain fully focused.
New Zealand are favourites against Australia, but Kieran Read remains wary of the Wallabies.
Wyatt Crockett's 200th Super Rugby appearance went to plan as the Crusaders, defending champions and league leaders, beat the Highlanders.
Kieran Read has not played this year after undergoing back surgery, but the All Blacks captain will start against the Highlanders.
Kieran Read hopes to make his Super Rugby comeback for Crusaders in the near future after playing or a Counties Manukau side on Wednesday.
Captain Kieran Read and Dane Coles are both unlikely to be fit for New Zealand's matches against France, according to Steve Hansen.