Dane Coles has been given a friendly reminder potentially missing Christmas isn't the only thing he and the All Blacks need to worry about with this year's Rugby Championship - and this new issue is an unavoidable one.
During a media conference today, 1 NEWS reporter Kimberlee Downs asked Coles if the team had thought about the prospect of playing rugby in the middle of an Australian summer.
"Oh, I didn't think of that actually, s***," Coles said as the gathered journalists began to laugh.
"Rolling subs will be nice... that's a good point actually. Couple more water breaks, they'll have plans in place."
Coles said the heat will probably be countered by the fact the All Blacks plan to take a large squad to Australia, allowing more players to rest from certain matches.
"We're over there for a bit so hopefully we can aclimitise," Coles added.
And if they can't?
"Suck in a few big ones and wave Pete over for a bottle of water!"
The average temperature of summer's day in New South Wales, where the competition is being hosted mostly, is 24 degrees.