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'Belief' made the difference for the Springboks, says All Black coach

'Belief' made the difference for the Springboks, says All Black coach

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.

'This year's been a great year for us, ' Hansen said after the 25-24 win against South Africa at Newlands ensured the world champions maintained their southern hemisphere domination.

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

"They never disappoint us here", All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said.

Those odds are kind to the hosts as New Zealand have inflicted massive victories of 41-13, 57-15 and 57-0 over the Springboks in the three Tests Allister Coetzee has been at the helm of the national team. "We just needed two points".

Australia will pip South Africa for second place if they defeat bottom-of-the-table Argentina in Mendoza later on Saturday.

"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.

"We saw that we have to be in the right mind set when we play them, otherwise we're vulnerable".

"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 understand what we do when we do it. The players are getting better and better.

'While we've played some rugby for 80 minutes and played really well, there's been other games where we've played for 60 and clocked off.

Ultimately, so many high profile fixtures between Tier One nations will have an effect on the World Rugby rankings. That is what we are looking for.

"We started the second half at the 50-minute mark so we weren't going to muck around, we were going to get the subs on fairly quickly so that is what we did. The year is not over, we still have four matches left and will continue to seek improvement in those".