One of the things All Blacks coach Steve Hansen will be happy with is the growing depth he has following the completition of the Rugby Championship.
Sabaticals and injuries again tested the side and they came through with flying colours after completing a second straight Championship undefeated.
Richie McCaw and Dan Carter both missed parts of this year's competition.
Hansen says their depth was significant in yesterday's series clinching win at Ellis Park....
The squad has a week off before getting back together to prepare for the third Bledisloe Cup test against Australia in Dunedin.