England enjoyed World Cup glory and were part of an incredible Ashes series, but their focus is now firmly on New Zealand.
Robbie Brady captained the Republic of Ireland to victory over New Zealand, but manager Mick McCarthy says he is not "fully match sharp".
Sean Maguire played a leading role in the Republic of Ireland's win over New Zealand and hopes to be involved against Denmark on Monday.
Mick McCarthy's fringe XI did the job for the Republic of Ireland in a 3-1 friendly win over New Zealand in Dublin.
Sonny Bill Williams has become Super League's highest-paid star and says there is a pressure to deliver after joining Toronto Wolfpack.
Lockie Ferguson has earned a maiden call-up to the New Zealand Test squad, while Kane Williamson is back to lead the Black Caps.
Warren Gatland has opened the door to coaching the All Blacks in the future, but did not apply to succeed Steve Hansen.
Chris Silverwood will provide a clarity to England's Test side, according to Alastair Cook, who has backed Joe Root to improve as captain.
England batsman Jonny Bairstow admitting to using an audible obscenity as he left the field at Eden Park after falling for 47.
Stand-in New Zealand captain Tim Southee reflected on his team's latest tie-break agony at the hands of England.