The world champions got the full VIP treatment on arrival in Buenos Aries.
The All Blacks pivot was an 11th hour addition for the Argentinian Test.
The first-five has joined the All Blacks squad departing for Argentina after the late withdrawl of Lima Sopoaga.
The England loose forward has lauded his national coach as a rugby mastermind.
The tourists' chief executive has come to the defence of the under-fire coach's training methods.
Flanker Sean O'Brien believes Warren Gatland's training regime cost them an historic series win.
The French government is willing to fork out NZ$253 million to secure the hosting rights.
It will be a Crusaders reunion in the BaaBaas coaching ranks come November.
The lock last played for the All Blacks during their win over Italy last year.
The former All Black has taken out the French league's top individual award.
The former hooker is confident the All Blacks will benefit in the long run.
Adjusting to a charmed new life in Southern France, the first-five has no regrets about quitting NZ rugby.
The flanker rejoins the squad for the final two games of the Rugby Championship.
Despite the Albany massacre, coach Steve Hansen is adamant it's still very much alive and well.
Departing All Blacks coach Wayne Smith said his final home send-off couldn't have gone any better.