Ngatai was likely to be an All Blacks regular in 2016, but hasn't played since last May after a nasty concussion.
The Hurricanes skipper wants an improved start to the competition after last year, when his side take on the Sunwolves in Japan.
Having had his breakthrough season in 2016, the ever smiling McKenzie now faces a fight for his place as an All Black.
John Plumtree spoke of his history with the former Wallaby, including a possible union in their native South Africa.
Paris' police were on red alert for suspicious behaviour near tourist attractions.
The Blues showed promising signs ahead of their Super Rugby campaign, defeating the Chiefs 26-14 in yesterday's pre-season match.
The eldest of the Lauaki children delivered a touching tribute to her brother at his funeral in Auckland today.
Lauaki was farewelled today, with Stephanie Lauaki talking about the influence of the former All Black on their children.
Richard Escot is adamant that Dan Carter's indiscretion won't leave him offside with the French rugby public.
L'Equipe's Richard Escot believes that the 2015 World Cup hero could call it a day once his Racing 92 contract ends.
The Blues defeated the Chiefs 26-14 in an impressive performance in their pre-season match at Auckland's Alexandra Park.