Polish will make All Blacks shine

HIS world champions may have beaten Australia 22-0 in Auckland last week, but All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was far from satisfied.

Ahead of this week's third round of the Rugby Championship against Argentina in Wellington, Hansen said poor execution had butchered up to six try-scoring opportunities against the Wallabies.

"I'd like to put quite a bit of polish on it. I wasn't that happy with our last performance," he said. "I thought we played with great intensity and great purpose, but we weren't very accurate and we need to be a lot more accurate if we want to be happy with our performance."

Hansen also said he expected the Pumas, who opened their Rugby Championship with a 27-6 loss to South Afria in Cape Town before drawing 16-all in the return match in Mendoza, to come to New Zealand expecting to be competitive.

"I think they're coming here to try and win this game as they did in the quarter-final (of last year's World Cup)," Hansen said.

"They were bitterly disappointed at the end of that .... they clearly thought they could win. We'll be expecting them to come out and try and win the game and we'll be doing our utmost to make sure we win." - APNZ



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