The International Rugby Board will review the disciplinary process that led to New Zealand’s Adam Thomson receiving a one-week ban for stamping on the head of a Scottish opponent in a Test match four days ago.
New Zealand made two starting changes for its final Rugby Championship match against South Africa, picking Hosea Gear on the left wing in place of Julian Savea and replacing Luke Romano with Brodie Retallick at lock.
New Zealand made four personnel changes to its starting lineup for Saturday’s Tri-Nations rugby Test against South Africa in Wellington, while Adam Thomson was chosen at No. 8 to complete the full set of loose forward roles.
Australia beat Wales 20-19 and world champion New Zealand shut out Ireland in a record 60-0 rout to complete 3-0 wins in their rugby Test series. England avoided a sweep with a 14-14 tie in South Africa.