Latest All Black Prodigy Damien McKenzie Puts South Africa To The Sword

Posted October 10, 2017

"You've got two young guys who are going to take a bucket-load of confidence out of being under an extreme amount of pressure and come out and know that they can do things well", said coach Steve Hansen after Saturday's narrow victory.

Cape Town - Following Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx's heroics against the All Blacks at Newlands this past weekend, SA Rugby has wasted no time in securing the player's services for the next three years.

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

Australia's 37-20 win over Argentina in Mendoza moved them into third place in the rankings, leap-frogging Ireland and South Africa.

McKenzie, who has also played on the wing and at flyhalf for the Kiwis, said after Saturday's test he had no preference.

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. When you win those games, there's probably a bit more satisfaction.

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But they held on to finish the southern hemisphere championship with a 100 percent success rate for a second successive year.

With the All Blacks leading 8-3 at half time, the Springboks levelled the match shortly after the break and looked to be dominating until winger Reiko Ioane intercepted a Ross Cronje's pass inside New Zealand's 22 to run the length of the field and put the All Blacks back in control.

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.

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.

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.