After making it clear to reporters yesterday that he wasn't
going to pick the team on Monday to give Ewen McKenzie a
leg-up with his planning, All Black coach Steve Hansen hinted
that this was the sort of game - with the Bledisloe Cup
already secure - where it would be appropriate to experiment
Captain Richie McCaw scored a second-half try to help the All
Blacks maintain their five-year unbeaten record in New
Zealand with a tense 14-10 victory over a combative
Springboks side in the Rugby Championship.
Black Cap spinners Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi, young pace
bowlers Matt Henry and Adam Milne, all-rounder James Neesham
and wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi have all been offered New
Zealand cricket contracts for the first time this year.