The All Blacks must remain patient against a hungry Wales team in tonight's final test in Dunedin, according to captain Kieran Read.
New Zealand have an unassailable two-nil lead in the series but the Welsh camp have made it clear they're planning on leaving with at least one win.
Read says if the All Blacks can control the majority of the match, they should make it a clean sweep.
"You can't expect to go out and dominate a team right from the word go, these games are tough," said Read.
"The Welsh make you work for it, so it takes sometimes 45, 50 minutes and other times it takes 70 minutes.
"Certainly we just want to have a bit more control in our game so we can dictate a few of those terms early."
One area the All Blacks plan to regain control is at the breakdown.
After being out-muscled at the breakdown by Wales in the first two tests, Read said he planned on rectifying it in the final test.
"It's a tussle, [it's about] being prepared to work early instead of just waiting for things to happen.
"We've got to be urgent there to back our players up when they carry the ball."
Tonight's match at Forsyth Barr Stadium is a sell out.