The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has congratulated Italy on their approach in Sunday morning's 42-10 loss to New Zealand in Rome.
The All Blacks ran in five tries to one but only led 13-7 at half-time.
Winger Jualian Savea scored twice while first time captain Kieran Read, Ma'a Nonu and Cory Jane scored one each.
Centre Conrad Smith says Italy's come a long way in the past few years and they're as good as any side he's played this year.
In other matches Australia beat England 20-14 South Africa beat Scotland 21-10 while France beat Argentina 39-22.