All Blacks need no motivation to win
Steven Hansen says All Blacks are ready for their game against the Springboks.
JOHANNESBURG - Steve Hansen on Thursday said the All Blacks need no extra motivation to beat the Springboks.
Hansen, who made two changes to the starting line-up for Saturday's test at FNB Stadium said even though they have already won the Rugby Championship, they still have huge expectations for themselves.
Hosea Gear replaces Julian Savea on the wing, while lock Brodie Retallick replaces Luke Romano.
The All Blacks are looking to replicate their 2012 success at the FNB Stadium where Israel Dagg scored a dramatic late try to win the match 29-22.
For the Springboks, Johan Goosen once again starts at flyhalf.
The young number 10 received huge praise from Hansen.
Hansen said, "He's a pretty classy player. He does like to run with the ball and he is quite special."
The teams are expected to run out in front of 90,000 fans at the FNB Stadium, something Hansen says won't intimidate his players at all.
"We've played at most places around the world and most places are the same. Yes, the 90,000 people will make a lot of noise, but if they're our fans it's great, and if they're the opposition's fans then we need to do something to keep them quiet."