It remains to be seen when, where or indeed if the Rugby Championship will take place, but New Zealand have named their squad for it.
Steve Hansen has worked with some of the greatest players of all time but says none can match Sonny Bill Williams as an all-round athlete.
Gary Stead has re-signed to remain at the helm of New Zealand until at least 2023.
SANZAAR chief Andy Marinos said New Zealand is close to getting the go-ahead to host the Rugby Championship this year.
Kieran Read, All Blacks captain until last year, will return to Counties Manukau for the Mitre 10 Cup season.
The ICC Cricket World Cup Super League will help bring context to 50-over cricket in the men's game, according to the ICC.
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead says he would be worried if there was no "positive conflict" between himself and Kane Williamson.
International fixtures will take place in a temporary window towards the end of 2020, if proposals by World Rugby are approved.
Former All Blacks boss Steve Hansen says Rugby Australia has "gone missing" in the past when NZ Rugby has needed help.
Beauden Barrett's move to Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath for 2021 was confirmed.