An eight-try All Black masterclass smashed records against South Africa and virtually secured the Rugby Championship for 2017.
So who glittered brightest among the stars in the 57-0 thrashing on the North Shore?
15 Damian McKenzie 7
A nervy beginning under the high ball but gradually grew into the game. Superb touch-finder in the second half and lots of elusive running cutting back from the right wing.
Starting to look much more comfortable at Test level.
14 Nehe Milner-Scudder 9
Showed why he is one of the great entertainers in world rugby.
Exceptional reading of the game, magical skills and a brace of tries as his reward.
13 Ryan Crotty 7
Solid defensively and took care of the dangerous Kriel.
12 Sonny Bill Williams 6.5
Quite quiet in the first half but solid performance from Williams.
11 Rieko Ioane 9
Is he the best winger in the world now? A monstrous 171 metres gained and eleven defenders beaten as he caused nightmares for opposite Raymond Rhule.
Pace to burn, power, anticipation and sensible decision-making – and remember he’s only 20.
10 Beauden Barrett 9
Absolutely sensational first half to bury his critics. Almost perfect place-kicking, excellent kicks in general play, an outrageous flick to set up Milner-Scudder for a sensational score.
And he did it again in the second half with a huge cross pass.
9 Aaron Smith 8.5
Another who was on fire in the first half. Set the tone for the All Black onslaught with a magnificent quick kick from a penalty to set up Ioane.
Slick passing, decision-making and defensive tidying-up. He sets the tempo for this side.
8 Kieran Read 7.5
Lots of classy small touches in the first half and was defensively excellent.
Super tackle in the second half to thwart Springbok drive to the line.
7 Sam Cane 7.5
Brilliant defensively, winning important turnovers with the Springboks threatening.
6 Liam Squire 7.5
Excellent physicality early in the first half before being subbed off with a head injury.
5 Sam Whitelock 7
Not sighted much with ball in hand but important lineout wins and tackles and caused problems for the Springboks.
4 Brodie Retallick 8
Won his battle with Eben Etzebeth and scored a storming try in the first half after a searing Ioane break.
Big presence all match.
3 Nepo Laulala 7
The front row got monstered in the early scrums in the first half but the inexperienced three righted the ship as the game wore on.
2 Dane Cole 8
Coles is another who was back to his best. Bustling skillful contributions and link play.
1 Kane Hames 6
Strong tackling but a few errors as he didn’t really show he is up to international class.
Subs: Scott Barrett 7.5; TJ Perenara 7.5; Ardie Savea 7; Wyatt Crockett 7; Ofa Tu’ungafasi 8; Codie Taylor 8.5; Lima Sopoaga 8; Anton Lienert Brown 8.5
15 Andries Coetzee 6
Ran hard from the back but never really sped clear of the black wave.
14 Raymond Rhule 2
About as defensively sound as a sieve on the right wing missing a jaw-dropping nine tackles and barely sighted in the attack.
13 Jesse Kriel 5
Solid tackling but conceded a few turnovers and no penetration or inspiration on attack.
12 Jan Serfontein 6
Another to miss a few tackles but at least tried to bust the line and try to spark his ailing side.
11 Courtnall Skosan 4
Caught and marked a few kicks.
Few chances to show his afterburners but didn’t really go looking for opportunities either.
10 Elton Jantjies 4
A poor tactical showing from kickoffs and the overplayed the up and under.
A few darts to the line without ever threatening. Completely outplayed by his opposite number.
9 Francois Hougaard 5
Battled hard and strong defensively but not able to influence the game in the same way as Barrett did for the All Blacks.
8 Uzair Cassiem 6
Kept his motor running deep into the game leading the side with ten carries. Didn’t disgrace himself.
7 Jean-Luc Du Preez 4.5
Fairly anonymous throughout the game.
6 Siya Kolisi 5
A few strong runs but not dominant enough in the tackle to stop the All Blacks quick cleanouts.
5 Franco Mostert 4.5
Part of a shaky Springbok lineout and not much penetration ball in hand.
4 Eben Etzebeth 5.5
Leading tackler for the Boks but little of his aggressive presence with ball in hand.
Will be furious with the lineout mistakes.
3 Ruan Dreyer 5
Made a strong scrummaging start but barely sighted after that.
2 Malcolm Marx 5
A few typically blockbusting runs in the first half but serious lineout throwing wobbles seemed to affect his confidence.
1 Tendai Mtawarira 6
Very strong beginning with dominant scrummaging and strong early runs. Gradually got enveloped by the All Black wave after that.
Subs: Pieter-Steph DuToit 5.5, Trevor Nyakane 5, Others N/A.
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