All Blacks completes Rugby Championship campaign with a 100% record

ALL BLACKS PIP GALLANT BOKS IN TEST CLASSIC

"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.

At 25-17, the All Blacks created enough of a cushion to cling on, even after hooker Malcolm Marx drove over for South Africa with two minutes left.

Add to the mix that Coetzee has made a few interesting changes for the Test after drawing with Australia for the second time in their Rugby Championship campaign, and the fact that the All Blacks are unbeaten in five matches in the competition, and you soon realise what an uphill battle the Boks are facing.

The next challenge is finding consistency and matching this type of ferociously focused performance every time they take to the field.

"It's tough lessons that we're learning", Springboks coach Allister Coetzee said.

Since winning the World Cup in 2015, New Zealand have amassed 19 wins, one draw and two losses- to the Irish in the USA and the second Lions test in Wellington on July 1.

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Four out of the six teams that finish third will also get a chance to proceed into the next round determined by goal difference. India are on the brink of qualifying for the 2019 continental tournament with a qualifier against Macau coming up next week.

The champs also came through after losing playmaker Beauden Barrett to a head knock midway through the first half, and risky winger Nehe Milner-Skudder to a dislocated right shoulder at the end of the half. "So winning these kind of games is probably more satisfying", Hansen said.

Trailing 8-3 at the break, the Springboks snatched a 10-8 lead soon after the resumption through halfback Ross Cronje's sneaky try, but they gifted New Zealand flyer Rieko Ioane a crucial 80-metre runaway try in the 60th minute via a loose pass.

File: New Zealand All Blacks vs South Africa Springboks - Auckland, New Zealand - September 16, 2017 New Zealand's Anton Lienert-Brown runs through South African defence.

South Africa responded again with a bust by Marx, who put Du Preez clear.

All Blacks halfback Aaron Smith has described the first half of the Test match against South Africa felt like playing two matches.

Sopoaga comes off the bench.

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