Julian Savea and Brodie Retallick have signed long-term deals that will keep them with the All Blacks until 2019.
Brumbies prop Ben Alexander has signed a one-year contract extension which will see him remain in Australia's plans.
Lions hooker Robbie Coetzee has been banned for three Super Rugby games for an illegal tackle.
The Hurricanes continued their incredible Super Rugby season with a 12th win in 13 games as the beat the Blues 29-5.
The Sharks recorded a 21-14 win over the Reds in Brisbane to restore some respectability to their Australasian tour.
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Hurricanes extend their lead at the top of the table with win over the Chiefs while the Waratahs beat the Sharks.
Blues coach John Kirwan remains under pressure despite his side's 23-18 victory over the Bulls in Auckland.
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