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No team has ever won the Rugby Championship, or its previous incarnation the Tri Nations, and the World Cup in the same year.
Head coach Steve Hansen said the world champions only had themselves to blame for a heavy defeat against Australia.
We take a look at the heaviest defeats New Zealand have suffered following their 47-26 loss to Australia in the Rugby Championship.
Australia beat New Zealand 47-26 in the Rugby Championship and All Blacks captain Kieran Read pulled no punches in his assessment.
Scott Barrett's first-half red card gave Australia the impetus to dismantle Bledisloe Cup rivals New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.
Australia's Tolu Latu has had disciplinary issues on and off the pitch, but they do not concern Michael Hooper or coach Michael Cheika.
Australia have opted to make four changes to their starting team to face New Zealand, with James O'Connor to start.
New Zealand made six changes to their starting side to face Australia, with Ardie Savea making a surprise positional switch.
South Africa will be aided by the vast experience of Tendai Mtawarira, who will equal a Springboks record, when they take on Argentina.
Argentina have made five changes for their meeting with South Africa as Benjamin Urdapilleta prepares for an international return.
A week in Auckland "ticked both boxes" for the Springboks in terms of building team unity and reducing travelling time for the squad.
Jordan Petaia, David Pocock and Tatafu Polota-Nau have all been added to Australia's squad ahead of their final Rugby Championship fixture.
New Zealand named a 34-man squad for their Tests against Australia, but Sonny Bill Williams will only play one of the two matches.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen offered a positive update on lock Brodie Retallick's shoulder injury.
A performance of contrasting halves left Rassie Erasmus with mixed feelings following South Africa's 16-16 draw with New Zealand.