New Zealand Rugby has signed Sam Whitelock to a new four-year deal, but he will miss the 2020 Super Rugby season to play in Japan.
The Crusaders want to ensure they are respectful and allow people to grieve amid talk of the Super Rugby champions changing their name.
Michael Cheika says it is "a little bit of a stretch" for opposite number Steve Hansen to claim Australia lacked respect in Sydney.
Steve Hansen heaped praise on New Zealand's Sam Whitelock, who will win his 100th cap against Australia in the Rugby Championship.
Beauden Barrett has been preferred to in-form fly-half Richie Mo'unga when New Zealand meet Australia in the Rugby Championship opener.
The Crusaders' Super Rugby final win over the Lions was not always pretty, but that suited delighted coach Scott Robertson.
Sam Whitelock has been named in New Zealand's line-up to face France on Saturday, with the lock happy he is fully fit after a head injury.
Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Liam Squire, Ryan Crotty and Nehe Milner-Skudder come back into the New Zealand side to face South Africa.
The Crusaders held off a spirited Lions fightback to win the Super Rugby title and Sam Whitelock said: "I'm just so proud of the boys."
Saturday's decider with the British and Irish Lions feels like a World Cup final, says New Zealand forward Jerome Kaino.