All Blacks recall big guns for South Africa clash

Caleb Timi crashes through a tackle

New Zealand's tries came from Ryan Crotty, Rieko Ioane and Damian McKenzie while Ross Cronje, Jean-Luc du Preez and Malcolm Marx scored for the home side.

"We want to finish the Championship on a high note, every test is important for us", Read told a news conference after the All Blacks concluded their preparations for their last game of this year's southern hemisphere championship.

"Our skill execution, our physicality and our ability to play our "triple threat" game will be critical", he added, referring to the All Blacks plan to keep the opposition guessing whether they will run, pass or kick.

"It was really pleasing to come back from that 57-0 drubbing which we never felt defined this team".

The performance had many observers wondering why the Springboks have not played that way in their earlier matches this year.

"They managed to get on top of New Zealand's big boys, and the big thing was the way they played with ball in hand".

"We knew it was just a blip in New Zealand and we knew we must just keep persevering".

"Saturday is another huge opportunity for us to continue to grow as a team and build on our cohesion".

"We have a couple of world-class players in the pack".

"Guys like Siya Kolisi, Malcom Marx and Eben Etzebeth are leading from the front and they were outstanding today". The players are getting better and better. They are a quality side when they get that roll on and momentum and it was hard for us to stem that so we'll look at how we can do that later on'.

'What we saw tonight was if everyone is in the right mindset the Boks are a very good team.

Australia and South Africa also gave us some exciting matches, in both of their fixtures against each other, the sides couldn't be separated and they had to settle for a 23-23 and 27-27 draw in Perth and Bloemfontein, respectively. Compared to 2016, we have had a proper season in 2017 and have been able to plan properly.



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