Beauden Barrett has been preferred to in-form fly-half Richie Mo'unga when New Zealand meet Australia in the Rugby Championship opener.
With Scott Sio sidelined with a shoulder injury, Tom Robertson comes into Australia's line-up for Saturday's showdown in Sydney.
Following the improvements made by the Jaguares in Super Rugby, Argentina will hope to make similar strides in the Rugby Championship.
Beauden Barrett will start at number 10 when New Zealand take on Australia in the Rugby Championship, according to Bernard Foley.
Bryan Habana believes the Rugby Championship will provide the first true indication of South Africa's standing under Rassie Erasmus.
New Zealand have been the Southern Hemisphere's dominant force and will be looking to once again win the Rugby Championship.
Michael Cheika's Australia head into the Rugby Championship out of form and they have cause for concern and optimism ahead of their opener.
Australia full-back Israel Folau was pinged for an aerial challenge versus Ireland, but he has no plans to change tack against New Zealand.
South Africa kick off their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina this weekend and will have Eben Etzebeth available once again.
The haka will remain part of New Zealand's pre-match routine despite reports to the contrary, according to Sam Cane.
Sam Cane says New Zealand will put extra attention on the breakdowns against Australia given the presence of David Pocock.
Reece Hodge would be a good choice at 13 for Australia's Rugby Championship opener with New Zealand, says Kurtley Beale.
New Zealand will be hoping to inflict more misery on "big brother" Australia when the Rugby Championship kicks off in Sydney on Saturday.
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After signing a new long-term Rugby Australia deal, Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper will make his comeback from injury versus New Zealand.
The Wallabies could have captain Michael Hooper back for the first Test against the All Blacks as the flanker's recovery continues.