All Blacks: Kieran Read determined to win Rugby Championship title against Springboks

The All Blacks are on the verge of wrapping up the Rugby Championship with two games to spare when they host the Springboks on Saturday.

A bonus point win in Wellington would secure their sixth Rugby Championships title in seven years.

The world champions head into the match as heavy favourites, having won 11 of their last 12 encounters between the two nations.

On top of that, South Africa hasn't won in New Zealand since 2009. Last time they were here, the All Blacks recorded a 57-0 win in Albany.

Speaking at Friday's captains run, Kieran Read said the players are determined to lock away the Rugby Championship trophy in their final home test of 2018.

"There's something pretty big at the end of the day, if we get it right on Saturday, around The Rugby Championship, so that's in our sights," said Read.

All Blacks: Kieran Read determined to win Rugby Championship title against Springboks

"It's a focus of ours to win this championship and we'd love to do it in four games. We've got that opportunity and hopefully we can perform out there.

"We can't get ahead of ourselves though as we know the challenge [South Africa] present."

The All Blacks go into the test with a maximum 15 points from three games, while South Africa are second with six points. Both Australia and Argentina sit on four.

Read rejected the idea the Springboks are still his side's biggest rivals.

"Oh, look, I don't know. It is an old foe of ours and each team around the world has its special kind of meaning for us as All Blacks to play against," Read said.

"The South Africans are special in their own way. It's hard to pinpoint.

"We need to turn up and perform every test we play, so it's another one of those."

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All Blacks: Kieran Read determined to win Rugby Championship title against Springboks