Carter boost for All Blacks
All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter revealed that he expects to be fit to take on England in their international tour finale at Twickenham this Saturday.
The 30-year-old number ten, who was ruled out of last weekend's 33-10 success over Wales with Achilles and calf problems, trained on Tuesday.
And in a further boost for Steve Hansen, Carter said he felt no ill effects following the session.
"Hopefully I'll be ready, nothing's changed over the last couple of days," explained the Crusader.
"The plan was to get through training and it was pretty light today, I didn't go over 50 per cent. I got through it well.
"We're looking after it well and doing everything right to be ready for this weekend.
"I'm pretty confident I'll be right to play, I just need some positive thinking.
"It's the last game of the year and I want to be part of it."