All Blacks will enjoy French win

Date published: October 17 2015

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New Zealand will enjoy their win over France on Saturday before turning their attention to a semi-final against South Africa according to coach Steve Hansen.

The All Blacks produced the most complete display of the tournament so far, as they dismantled France 62-13 in Cardiff, putting to bed two previous losses to les Bleus on European soil.

And while Hansen admits the South Africa game will be a huge achievement, he said that New Zealand need to enjoy what was a spectacular display against France first.

"We'll enjoy tonight, we've earned the right to enjoy it. But we'll wake up in the morning and start working towards recreating a smiliar performance next week," he said.

"We trusted what we wanted to do and tonight was a reflection of where we're at. We had some players who really stood up and played particularly well. 

"All we've done is earned the right to go to training on Monday. We can't get too excited. South Africa are going to be our opponents. We've played them a lot of times. They are great rivals and we're good mates with them. It's going to be a heck of a contest."

Hansen revealed that Wyatt Crockett had a groin niggle which will need checking out, as will Nehe Milner-Skudder who went off at half-time with a knee problem.

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