World Rugby has announced two All Blacks and two Springboks on the shortlist for the prestigious Player of the Year award, which will be presented at the World Rugby Awards in Monte Carlo on 25 November.
The All Blacks demonstrated the depth in quality at their disposal as they eased past a plucky Japan 69-31 at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.
The All Blacks team has been named to play Japan at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, and as expected there are several new faces.
The All Blacks, Pumas, Springboks and Wallabies are all playing Test matches in Europe in November...
The AllBlacks maintained their dominance over the Wallabies with a workman-like performance to win Bledisloe 3 in Tokyo 37-20
The Wallabies and All Blacks teams have been named for the Bledisloe Cup 3 clash in Tokyo.
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has named three uncapped players in his 31-man squad for the third Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand in Japan.
The All Blacks selectors, Steve Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox, have selected their squad for the All Blacks Tour to Japan and Europe in November.
November is a huge month full of international fixtures as teams accelerate Rugby World Cup 2019 preparations.
A late Ardie Savea try helped the All Blacks to a hard-fought 32-30 victory over the Springboks in their Rugby Championship Test in Pretoria on Saturday.
The All Blacks have won the title but Springboks would love to finish with same number of wins as their arch rivals.
Springbok Aphiwe Dyantyi and All Black Rieko Ioane are two of the world's best young wingers and go head-to-head in Pretoria.
New Zealand wrapped up a third successive Rugby Championship title on Saturday after they beat Argentina 35-17 at Estadio Jose Amalfitani.
The All Blacks team has been named to play the Pumas in Round 5 of TRC at in Buenos Aires, who themselves have made two changes to their lineup.
All Black Ben Smith is one of the world's best outside backs comfortable at wing, fullback or wherever his coach puts him but what is his best position?
South Africa sensationally upset the All Blacks 36-34 in Wellington to win in New Zealand for first time since 2009.
Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus tweaks starting line-up for All Black Test in Wellington.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen brings back his experienced test players for the match against South Africa in Wellington.
The All Blacks again lead the way in this year's Rugby Championship and their success is backed up by impressive figures that show they lead the way in most game statistics.
New Zealand retained their unbeaten status in this year’s Rugby Championship when they claimed a 46-24 win over Argentina in Nelson in Round 3.