A fired up All Blacks team is expecting all-out-war from the Springboks on Saturday. The Kiwis say they are in a good state going into their big match with the Boks, but are they?
“We're in a good space,” said coach Steve Hansen. “It's an exciting time, it's going to be a massive occasion and a massive game. The South Africans are going to be well and truly up for it so we can't wait.
“We know World Cup games are different to any other games ... it's going to be one of the bigger games over your career. It's an awesome challenge, a massive game, but we deal with massive games constantly as All Blacks."
Hansen has made changes around his back row but he obviously believes he has got it right.
“We're swopping around at the back and the side of the scrum and working as well together as we can. It's a full package and crucial that we've integrated Shannon Frizell who's come in this week (as an injury replacement for Luke Jacobson).