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The Blues will be without one of their most senior heads at a crucial point in their season.
The Blues forward unleashed this Tom Brady-inspired play against Australia in 2014.
But NZ Rugby is expecting a big profit with the Lions this financial year.
Could Akira Ioane, Steven Luatua and Melani Nanai could cut it in a new code?
The Blues and All Blacks loose forward faces up to six weeks on the side-lines.
The older Ioane brother has been named in the Blues side to face the Brumbies this weekend.
Patrick Tuipulotu remains sidelined by a back complaint while Rene Ranger is also out.
The seasoned loose forward should still be available for selection for the Lions tour though.
Jonathan Taumateine will start for the Chiefs against the Sunwolves this week.
Luke Whitelock and Elliot Dixon will miss this week's Stormers clash.
Ben Matulino has signed a three year deal to reunite with former coach, Ivan Cleary.
The Japan captain will leave the Waikato-based Super Rugby side in 2019.
South African player's on-field apology and remorse helped get this downgraded - to six weeks.
The Chiefs utility back dislocated his shoulder in March.
Rugby bosses in Europe said the NZ tour is the last in the current format.
James Parsons laid a wreath at the Mt Eden War Memorial in Auckland this morning.
The ARU is holding firm on safeguarding the Brumbies.
NZ u20 halfback Jonathan Taumateine will get his first start for the Chiefs after they lost their first picks to concussion and suspension.
"No-one is going to mind them having a couple of beers," Warren Gatland says.
The former All Blacks halfback opened up to Marae about his time in the black jersey.
Finlay Christie will face the foul play review committee for an incident in the 16-7 win.
The Chiefs coach says his side needs to improve if they want to claim the Super Rugby title.
The tourists will be greeted with a powhiri at the Waitangi Treaty Ground on June 4.
The Force provided stiff opposition but ultimately came up short as the Chiefs secured a 16-7 win at nib Stadium.
The Chiefs held on to beat the Force 16-7 in a messy 80-minute Super Rugby match at nib Stadium in Perth.
The Crusaders have dominated the Stormers 57-24 in Christchurch tonight.
The Highlanders put in a dominant second half performance to complete a 40-15 win over the Sunwolves in Invercargill.
The Chiefs' centre made his comeback after 11 months on the sideline today.
The Chiefs' second five made his return to action today, lacing up the boots in Otorohanga.
The Chiefs' second-five made his long awaited comeback in a Otorohonga club match.
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The young woman was attacked by a shark at Curio Bay soon after 2pm today.
Mr Peters has been widely attacked for questioning the motives of two NZ Asian journalists. Now Bill English has been weighed in.
Worrying new homicide figures highlight the prominence of domestic violence in NZ.
New research has revealed startling figures about the consumption of RTDs in NZ.
Members of the Love Our Libraries lobby group have this morning presented a petition to Auckland Council.
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