Hansen not getting carried away despite record-equalling win


New Zealand coach Steve Hansen refused to get carried away despite seeing the All Blacks secure a record-equalling 17th successive Test win with a 57-15 hammering of South Africa.

Hansen's men rounded off their Rugby Championship campaign in style with a dominant performance in Durban on Saturday, the 42-point margin of victory New Zealand's biggest against the Springboks.

The emphatic triumph saw New Zealand become the first team to take maximum points in a Rugby Championship tournament, a competition in which they scored a record 38 tries and 262 points across the six games.

Hansen said: "We'll enjoy the moment. We've managed to play some quality rugby and make some people proud.

"It's better than the last one, but it's not perfect so we won't get too carried away."

Captain Kieran Read was in more of a celebratory mood, though, saying: "To come to South Africa and score a victory like that, it won't come again I don't think, so you've just got to be stoked.

"This is a great bunch of men and I'm privileged to be leading them. I'm loving what we're doing right now."