All Blacks say still room for improvement

All Blacks say still room for improvement

Argentina's coach was also in charge of his first game in the championship, with Mario Ledesma having far less time to prepare his team after taking over the Pumas at the start of this month. Uncapped flanker Cyle Brink underwent surgery earlier in the week to fix damage suffered to his injured knee.

Erasmus suggested there might be four to five changes for the next game in the four-nation southern hemisphere championship - again against Argentina but away in Mendoza on Saturday. "There were some technical errors, particularly in the line-ups but the pack put on a dominant performance, maybe not the most crisp and ideal", the new Springbok coach added.

"Going there I don't think we have the luxury of experimenting too much".

Under Heyneke Meyer the Boks took eight Tests to score 16 tries in 2012 and even the reigning World Champion 2008 side under Peter de Villiers needed seven Tests to score 16 or more.

"But a year ago you (South Africa) played the flawless game against them in the Rugby Championship and still lost.

The Springbok pack bossed Argentina physically in their clash in Durban but on home soil Erasmus expects the hosts to be a different beast. "So it will be a different challenge".

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"We're expecting a massive physical onslaught next week, I know they are fuming and will want to get at us", he said. "I don't know. Maybe they will get sick or something", he joked with reporters.

Once his team returns from Argentina they will set their focus on the Australasian leg of their commitments.

Praise from their Rugby Championship rivals is barely registering with the All Blacks, who say they can go to another gear.

Forwards: Thomas du Toit‚ Pieter-Steph du Toit‚ Eben Etzebeth‚ Steven Kitshoff‚ Siya Kolisi (captain)‚ Francois Louw‚ Wilco Louw‚ Frans Malherbe‚ Malcolm Marx‚ Bongi Mbonambi‚ Franco Mostert‚ Tendai Mtawarira‚ RG Snyman‚ Akker van der Merwe‚ Marco van Staden‚ Warren Whiteley.

"It was not the most handsome and ideal game, but we're well in it".

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