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Boks Move Above Wales in World Rugby Rankings

Boks Move Above Wales in World Rugby Rankings

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen has taken a pop at World Rugby and Six Nations officials following New Zealand's 92-7 demolition of Tonga over the weekend.

"We ran out of reserves and Ryan only needed to play for 65 minutes", Hansen informed reporters in Hamilton.

"Ben [Smith] came off - he was a bit tight in the hamstring".

The match on Saturday - Hansen's final in cost on dwelling soil as he steps down after the World Cup - allowed the facet to superb tune a few of their attacking plans and proceed to construct combos forward of their Pool B opener towards South Africa.

"We had to make that choice and the score told us we could make that choice with relatively low risk".

The Springboks at OR Tambo International Aiport on Friday, 30 August 2019 for their celebratory send off to Japan for the Rugby World Cup. "You've got to earn the right to score tries like we did and if wingers are scoring tries on the sideline that means you're doing a good job on the inside".

"I am very happy with the squad we were able to select".

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Tonga will also try to find positives from its defeat.

The Springbok Director of Rugby said in his column in the latest Springbok digital magazine that he is confident all the planning has been done for the opening match against New Zealand on Saturday, September 21 - and beyond.

Beauden Barrett kicked seven conversions, playing only the first half, and Josh Ioane added four on debut after taking over the goal kicking in the second half. "But we'll go back to the drawing board and learn a lot from this match and hopefully we can execute come the World Cup". We have had a good build up.

"We've had a good hit out today, we've got everybody available for selection at this stage in a fortnight's time".

"We could have just rolled in with our eyes on a couple of weeks to go, so I'm really proud the way we stuck at it from the first whistle", Read said. We got collision time, we got set-piece time, we got time on the ball under pressure, and time on the ball in open space.

"It was great to play an expansive game and have so much ball where we could dictate terms", he said.

Downcast Tonga coach Toutai Kefu said: "I think the defence was pretty woeful, just the one on one tackles and the connections".