Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Entertaiment | By Simon Arnold

All Blacks praise proud Springboks

All Blacks praise proud Springboks

"We're looking to play a team that will be hurting incredibly, I would suggest, after Albany and we need to make sure that we meet that and continue on growing and developing ourselves", Hansen said.

The depth of talent that the All Blacks have at their disposal shows no signs of slowing down after full-back Damien McKenzie scored a stunning but crucial try for the All Blacks in their 25-24 victory against the Springboks in South Africa.

"We know we'll be playing a proud Springbok side which will be determined to rectify what happened (in Auckland)", he said when naming his side on Thursday.

Coetzee said he knew the areas that required further work: "We had them under pressure at times, but you can not give the ball away against New Zealand".

"While it's necessary for us to try and anticipate what they're going to bring to the match, it's more important for us to focus on what we're going to bring to the encounter".

"57-0 is much easier on the ticker".

"It's not a flawless formula and I believe it's a positive that we can move between that direct style of play and using more width, and we can also pressure teams with our kicking game", said Coetzee.

Australia's second-place finish in this year's edition of the Rugby Championship has seen them climb to third in the rankings at the expense of Ireland and South Africa. We are heading in the right direction.

It didn't start as it meant to go on because England were the first No 1-ranked team and Australia also started above New Zealand.

Ioane's try came when he latched on to a wayward Springboks pass with the Boks on the attack and went 80 meters to score.

All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams, on social media, thanks the Springboks and South African fans for a Test match the All Blacks wouldn't forget in a hurry.

De Allende got a red card and Sopoaga got up, dusted himself off, and kicked New Zealand to an eight-point lead from which South Africa couldn't come back.

"Some of our younger players have not been in that situation before - that when it is tough you have to find a way".

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