In the final home Test of 2016, the All Blacks have the chance to break the record for most consecutive wins by a tier one nation when they take on Australia at Eden Park in the Bledisloe Test, presented by American Express.
Having previously been denied the world record for consecutive Test victories by a tier one nation, the All Blacks had learned that Saturday night's Test against Australia was not just another game.
What could have been just another dead rubber Test match at Eden Park on Saturday has been given extra significance from the potential world record the All Blacks could set against Australia.
The Black Ferns team to open their 2016 international season against Australia has been named, as they prepare for a tantalising trans-Tasman battle ahead of the Bledisloe Cup Test match at Eden Park this Saturday.
Australia had moved on significantly from their first two outings against the All Blacks in the Investec Rugby Championship, were playing a better style of rugby and were set for a big game at Eden Park for Saturday's Bledisloe Cup Test.