All of the NZ team line-ups for week two of Super Rugby Pacific.
A thumb injury means the 32-year-old won't feature at the Basin Reserve.
Despite being among the best in the game, Smith averages just 16 against the retiring Blackcap.
It's been seven years since an Origin representative played for the Kiwi side.
The three-time world champion has been on top of the standings since May 2022.
Daniel Hillier hopes Tiger Woods' former bag man may impart some wisdom at Millbrook this weekend.
Anton Lienert-Brown's bemused early departure stole the headlines after his team's win over the defending champions.
"Would be awesome if some kid actually deserving of it got that opportunity."
Recent Black Ferns results have shown the need for a beefed-up women's format.
After 64 tests for New Zealand, the fiery fast bowler is stepping away from test cricket.
The double international has set high standards for himself in his NRL comeback.
The Auckland team are used hardship, as they strive to survive.
Veteran half Shaun Johnson provided babysitting tips for Lloyd Burr.
The result consolidates their second placing - behind NZ - on the world test championship standings.
For many, the NZ Open is a targeted event, but others are much more casual about it.
New Zealand's finest spin bowler is an assistant coach for the Australians.
The Warriors linchpin is currently contracted until the end of their upcoming campaign.
Mody Maor has no argument with the bookies heading into Wednesday's contest against the Kings.
The NZ women claimed their maiden tournament win of the 2023/24 world series in emphatic fashion.
The 15-year-old and his co-driver died in a single-car crash at the Arcadia Road Rallysprint on Sunday.