Whitelock out of second Test against Ireland after reporting delayed head injury, with another lock, Tupou Vaa'i, ruled out with Covid.
Irish skipper is given the all-clear from concussion despite leaving the Eden Park pitch with a head injury in first Test defeat.
With the experienced lock ruled out of the second Test against Ireland, selectors may have to turn to Barrett in the second row in Dunedin.
Dunedin's covered stadium is the perfect place for All Blacks to reach the high tempo they feel may be enough to clinch the series against Ireland.
Savea's individual effort for his second try against Ireland was a perfect marriage of canny pre-match analysis and a unique skill-set.
Stand-in kicker Willemse successful with late penalty at Loftus Versfeld after Wales shock the world champions with dominant first half.
Australia bounce back from red card for lock Darcy Swain in Perth to put more pressure on England head coach Eddie Jones.
All Blacks head coach praises leadership of senior players after Covid disruptions, highlighting 'ruthless' attack and goal-line defence.
Dublin defeat is avenged and their record at fortress Eden Park is maintained as All Blacks go 1-nil up in the series.
The All Blacks and Ireland do battle at Auckland's Eden Park in the first of three Tests.
Willi Heinz has played for many clubs in his career, but getting to run out for the Linwood Bulls is always a special occasion.
With international stars such as Israel Folau, Malakai Fekitoa and Charles Piutau in their ranks, Tonga hoped to turn a new leaf on rugby's big stage.
Nigel Ah Wong's last-minute try has secured Samoa a 31-26 win over Australia 'A' in the opening game of the Pacific Nations Cup in Suva.
The All Blacks coach has had to prepare the team from home after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this week.
The Irish will look to add another page to their storied history at Eden Park on Saturday.
New Zealand rugby says there was a "gap in communications" as Jeremy Loughman was assessed during their loss to the Māori All Blacks.
Mark Telea and Stephen Perofeta say the intensity is at another level.
Folau is joined by former All Blacks Malakai Fekitoa and Charles Piutau in a blockbuster backline.
Bruising wing Leicester Fainga'anuku and loose forward Pita Gus Sowakula have earned selections, while Scott Barrett's selection is described as 'exciting'.
Organisers and players are hoping to get big turnouts at the event - including a sold-out Eden Park for the opening day.