New Zealand v South Africa: Everything you need to know
- Author: Angelo Rivera Sep 19, 2017,
Sep 19, 2017, 0:38
"We prepared well for the New Zealand week, but no excuses", he said.
Nehe Milner-Skudder tore the Springboks apart with a sensational long-range try for the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship.
"We're going back to South Africa where we'll be facing Australia in Bloemfontein and New Zealand in Cape Town". "It was an intense test match".
Prior to the game Hansen was asked if they sensed a feeling of "angst" amongst the fans in the rugby-mad country following some enigmatic performances, including a drawn series with the British and Irish Lions.
Milner-Skudder got his first when he intercepted a Jean-Luc du Preez pass and combined magnificently with Beauden Barrett, whose cross-kick enabled brother Scott Barrett to touch down before Brodie Retallick got the All Blacks' fourth of the half three minutes later.
Instead, it was the All Blacks who scored first from a Beauden Barrett penalty, the first of eight successful shots at goal as the fly-half rediscovered the kicking radar that abandoned him last week against Argentina.
But as the All Blacks cut through the Springboks, particularly in the wide channels, skipper Kieran Read said it was the defensive effort that stood out.
"Doc is pretty confident if he gets the rest he'll be fine so it probably means he'll be out for the rest of the year".
South Africa was unable to stop the All Blacks getting an eighth try of the match when Codie Taylor powered across beyond the 80th minute, capping a sensational performance from Hansen's side.
"The next game at Newlands is not of vital importance.we are all following (the All Blacks), when they click like that on the weekend they are unstoppable".
The Springboks simply made too many errors in handling and in defence and New Zealand barely missed a chance to capitalize.
Ioane's try was also damn good.
The result left the Springboks searching for answers as their six-match winning streak came to a shuddering halt.
All Blacks loosehead Kane Hames endured a hard first Test start and was penalised when the Springboks surged through him at an early scrum.
"If we could have scored a try or a couple of points in the first half it could have been a different thing", Springboks coach Allister Coetzee said.
"Our lineout fell to pieces but it is normally pretty good so I'll leave that alone", he said.