Cape Town - New Zealand prop Owen Franks broke an unwanted record in Saturday's big win over the Springboks in Christchurch.
Franks now holds the record for not scoring a single point after 84 caps for the All Blacks.
He said that as a tighthead prop his role isn't to score tries, and the wait is not something he's worried about.
"You look down the list of a tighthead prop's jobs and scoring tries
is right at the bottom of it. It would be nice to get one and I will
keep working hard but I have a few other things that I need to nail to
keep my job, basically," Franks told Stuff.
"I can't say it's a world record I will be hanging up on the wall, or
be proud of, but I will take it guess," Franks reflected immediately
after the All Blacks dismissed the Springboks 41-13 at AMI Stadium.
All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster said that Franks makes up for
his lack of points scoring with his loose-play around the park.
"I know there is a bit of light-hearted talk about no tries, but you
look at his contribution in the attacking side of the game," Foster
"Forget about the set piece, we know he does that really, really
well. But some of the lines he runs, some of his passing contributions
in that area are things you would probably would never have seen from
Owen Franks three or four years ago.
"Now he has become a pretty vital component of our attack game. He's
got a game that is really effective - it just doesn't involve scoring