Opinion: Clarke destroyed the Wallabies in Auckland, could Laumape do the same in Sydney?
Having Beauden Barrett back at No 15 helped the All Blacks backline rediscover their mojo.
Foster was at pains to lower expectations on a 21-year-old wing with a very big future.
The All Blacks have taken a big step towards retaining the Bledisloe Cup.
There's one player who should relieve fans' nerves - and it's not Beauden Barrett.
Opinion: Aussie speculation about what happened after Bledisloe 1 is flat wrong.
It wasn't supposed to play out like this. This was the Ian Foster test, the Sam Cane test.
It's the start of a new era as All Blacks name their 23 for first Bledisloe Cup test.
OPINION: He might not reach his peak for another few years. And he's already very good.
Patrick McKendry: He is the brightest star in the UFC...but Izzy the best we've had?
OPINION: NZ Rugby are in a bind over their insistence they won't play the final test.
Comment: Rieko Ioane will miss ABs starting XV as he's not a world class defender, yet.
Patrick McKendry: Don't expect Aussies to negotiate after arrogant Super Rugby approach.
Comment: Aussie star has X-factor and ability to do something out of the ordinary.
Comment: Any lessening of standards for a few rugby tests would be an insult to many.
COMMENT: The importance of the match for Barrett and McKenzie is significant.