Rugby Championship

Lima Sopoaga celebrates scoring against the Springboks

Baby joy for All Black

The first-five has welcomed a new addition to his family.

Beauden Barrett

Barrett was ready for late call-up

The All Blacks pivot was an 11th hour addition for the Argentinian Test.

Springboks captain Eben Etzebeth.

'Keep our families out of it' - Springboks captain

Eben Etzebeth says people have been saying bad things to players’ loved ones.

Former All Blacks hooker Keven Mealamu.

Mealamu backs decision to rest six

The former hooker is confident the All Blacks will benefit in the long run.

Steve Hansen.

Hansen praises All Blacks' defence

The All Blacks coach was proud of his team's effort, keeping South Africa scoreless.

Halfback Aaron Smith.

Smith delighted with record win

The halfback played a starring role as the All Blacks thumped the Springboks in Albany.

Allister Coetzee and Springboks captain Eben Etzebeth.

All Blacks were just too good - Coetzee

The All Blacks ran in eight tries in a record win over South Africa.

Rieko Ioane was a stand-out for the hosts.

Boks blitzed by All Black barrage

An 80-minute onslaught from the New Zealanders resulted in a record-breaking demolition of South Africa.

Kieran Read.

All Blacks vs Springboks - As it happened

Relive all the action from QBE stadium in Albany.

Kieran Read in action against South Africa in 2016

ABs motivated by rejuvenated Boks

Kieran Read said it's exciting South Africa are showing signs of what made them NZ's traditional rugby foe.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen at training in Albany this week

'It's been what I'd call an awkward season'

For coach Steve Hansen, the All Blacks are victims of their own success.

Kane Hames in action in Sydney 2016

12-months of 'hard work' earns ABs start

Kane Hames wondered if he would ever get another shot at a black jersey.

Israel Dagg in action against the Pumas

Dagg succumbs to lingering knee injury

The 29-year-old is unlikely to play any further part in the Rugby Championship.

Led by Kieran Read, the All Blacks perform the haka against the Pumas

ABs anything but vulnerable – Boks

Assistant coach Johann van Graan has pored over the All Blacks' squad - and found no weaknesses anywhere.

Teams have been quick to adopt the rush defence after seeing the success the Lions had using it.

Unlocking rush defence a work in progress

The All Blacks have a long-term goal in mind when it comes to negotiating the high-pressure tactic.

Kriel has been diagnosed with a labrum tear.

Springboks dealt major injury blow

Powerhouse loose froward Jaco Kriel is heading home after succumbing to a shoulder injury.

QBE Stadium in Albany

'Little South Africa' won't provide advantage

The Springboks aren't buying in to the notion that they will split the fan support fifty-fifty on Saturday.

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.

Springboks basking in culture change

The Springboks are coming off a 23-23 draw against Australian on the weekend.

Lock Brodie Retallick.

ABs preparing for physical and motivated Springboks

The world champions have won their last four Test matches against South Africa.

The Springboks are a whole different proposition this year after a dire 2016.

Attention shifts to resurgent Springboks

The All Blacks are under no illusions about what will be awaiting them in Albany next week.