Joining the All Blacks’ trophy cabinet, alongside the William Webb Ellis Cup, is the Rugby Championship trophy, after the ABs claimed a 54-15 win over Argentina on the weekend.
But the All Blacks aren’t prepared to celebrate just yet, and know that there’s still work to be done in the competition.
New Zealand will be looking to gather a clean sweep by defeating the Springboks at Soccer City, Johannesburg, on Saturday.
Flank Sam Cane, All Blacks captain Richie McCaw’s understudy, said that the team had put aside their victory over Argentina and were looking for another achievement.
“We’ve won the championship but we’ve parked that now,” he said
“What we’re focused on is winning over here. They’ve always been big test matches and it’s always more rewarding, hearing from the older guys, to win over here because of the challenge,” said Cane of the anticipated match-up with the Springboks.
“We talked about last week playing against the Argentinians at home and then coming to play the South Africans here.”
“They are probably the toughest two places to win in world rugby. If we can do that, we’ll be pretty happy.”