The All Blacks will play test rugby this year afterall with two tests against the Wallabies confirmed for Wellington and Auckland in October.
They'll then head to Australia for the Rugby Championship but there are doubts over whether key players are prepared to head off on what amounts to a nine week expedition.
Join Stephen Hewson on RNZ's Extra Time as he discusses the ramifications with New Zealand Rugby Players Association Rob Nichol, commentator Hamish Bidwell, rugby reporter Joe Porter.
Also on the programme is White Ferns cricketer Suzie Bates on the trials and tribulations of quarantine in Brisbane ahead of the side's series against Australia....which is giving her time to not only perfect her batting skills but also her barista ones too!
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