The All Whites showed some promise in Russia, but ultimately came away with three losses, writes Henry Rounce.
Chilean keeper Claudio Bravo put on a penalty shootout masterclass to beat Portugal at the Confederations Cup.
The well-drilled Steel were too slick, speedy and strong for the Pulse in the premiership final.
The All Blacks fullback has suffered three concussions in the 2017 season.
Owen Farrell and Johnny Sexton have earned starting spots for Saturday's second Test.