NZR boss Steve Tew has acknowledged frustration at delays over Super Rugby's new format.
The three referees to control the All Blacks-Lions series haven't controlled an ABs loss.
COMMENT: All the attention and angst now veers towards the Lions squad, says Wynne Gray.
COMMENT: An England clash would have weakened New Zealand's position on player welfare.
The All Blacks will play at least one lead-up match before the Lions test series.
Scott Barrett's move to No6 for Crusaders could increase his importance to the All Blacks.
Former Wallaby Peter Kimlin denies he was one of six Grenoble players arrested for rape.
The Blues have been told to express themselves on attack against the Bulls on Saturday.
Blues coach Tana Umaga has made just one change to his starting line-up
The Highlanders have dished out a low blow to the Brumbies
The NZ Rugby Players' Association are helping the pair facing French rape allegations.
Matt Todd for rejected overseason offers and re-signed with New Zealand Rugby.
Two New Zealand rugby players in France have been detained following a rape complaint.
The bleating about a possible All Blacks-England encounter later this year can now stop.
Weak and flawed leadership creates an information vacuum, writes Gregor Paul.
Test prop Wyatt Crockett will step in for Joe Moody, when the Crusaders face the Force.
The proposed clash between the All Blacks and England has been dashed.
Auckland has been keen on taking the Rugby Sevens off Wellington for months.
Parliament is expected to vote against making national sports games free-to-air.
Commentators Daniel McHardy, Brian Ashby and Nigel Yalden discuss rugby issues
Weak leadership could see Super Rugby players leave in droves, writes Gregor Paul.
England seem set to miss out on an All Blacks encounter this year, despite RFU efforts.
Former Wallabies prop Tony Daly has revealed he was sexually abused as a child.