Cape Town - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is expected to make several
changes to his team for their clash against South Africa in Durban on
After their comfortable 36-17 win over Argentina on Saturday, New
Zealand have been boosted by the return to fitness of Jerome Kaino,
George Moala and Waisake Naholo.
Hansen hinted that all three could start against the Springboks in their final Rugby Championship match of the season.
Kaino has recovered from a shoulder injury and Moala and Naholo will
also travel with the team to South Africa after overcoming a knee and
hamstring injury respectively.
"Some people put their hands up but it's that time of year where
we've got to be brave and trust the people we've selected so there'll
probably be some more changes next week," Hansen said.
"JK (Kaino) is available so he could come back in. We'll look at some
of the performances tonight but Waisake is another one he's back fit
and George (Moala) is back."
The All Blacks won their 16th Test win in a row with the victory over
Argentina and a victory over South Africa would match the world
champions' top tier record for consecutive wins.
That record is currently held by the 1965-69 and 2013-14 All Blacks and 1997-98 Springboks.