Aaron Cruden of New Zealand runs around Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias of Argentina.
Aaron Cruden of New Zealand runs around Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias of Argentina. ROSS SETFORD

All Blacks' win streak goes on

RUGBY UNION: The All Blacks aren't getting excited about the prospect of becoming the first team in Rugby Championship history to win all six Tests with a bonus point.

"I don't think that's powerful enough really. You don't go into a game thinking you're going to get bonus points,” assistant coach Ian Foster said.

Instead, they have set their sights on the world record Test match-winning streak.

"Sounds a little bit more interesting, yeah,” Foster added.

The All Blacks registered their fourth win in four starts of this Rugby Championship campaign against South Africa 41-13 in Christchurch on Saturday. It was also their 15th in succession, leaving them two short of equalling the world mark, which they have hit twice before.

The teams of 1965-69 and 2013-14 share the record with the 1997-98 Springboks.

They next head to Argentina and South Africa, and two more wins on the road would have them poised for shot at the outright record against Australia in Auckland on October 22.

The Wallabies brought them undone when they were going for an 18th win in a row in 2014, with a 12-12 draw.

Aaron Cruden (groin, pictured) and Sam Cane (hamstring) won't travel to Argentina for the October 2 Test in Buenos Aires, while Jerome Kaino (shoulder) remains in doubt.


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