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Hansen: All Blacks won’t let up until trophy is won

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All Black coach Steve Hansen has promised that his team will not ease off after they put one hand on the Bledisloe Cup trophy which they’ve held for a decade after they beat Australia 29-47.

The All Blacks abruptly brought an end to the Wallabies and Ewen McKenzie’s honeymoon with a six try romp in the Rugby Championship and Bledisloe Cup opener in Sydney on Saturday.

It was business-as-usual as the rampant All Blacks again mastered the Wallabies for their 100th Test win over their trans-Tasman foes and their 15th victory in the last 19 encounters between the two countries.

The All Blacks can wrap up the Bledisloe Cup for a 11th straight year with victory in Wellington next week. The third game of the series is in Dunedin on October 19.

Hansen said there would be no complacency as the World Cup holders seek to ram home their advantage over the transitional Wallabies.

“In the Bledisloe Cup, you have to win twice, so we haven’t done anything yet, we’ve only done a small part of the job, but until we win two, we haven’t won it,” Hansen said after Saturday’s big win.

“One of the strengths of the All Blacks team, in history, is they are very good at looking at the things they didn’t do well.

“And when we reflect on this game, we’ll look at the stuff we need to fix up and do better and there’s quite a bit. That’s my gut feeling from what I saw.

“A lot of things we did great but there’s still a lot we need to tidy up. Our leaders are very important in this area, they’ll keep driving the team.

“It’s important to be a winning team but you’ve got to keep humble and your feet on the floor because you’ve got to win again next week.”

Hansen also praised his captain Richie McCaw who scored a try as well as Aaron Cruden who also scored for the All Blacks.

“I am obviously very happy with the performance. It’s not every day that you can come here and get 40-odd points.”

“I thought both teams played good rugby,” Hansen said.

“For Richie McCaw to get through 70 minutes after having his break and everyone doubting him just shows the character of the bloke once again, while Aaron Cruden showed that he’s a true international player of world-class ability and he led the team very well.”

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