Coach Jacques Nienaber Springboks believes the team can improve after a record win over the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship Challenge at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

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The Springboks’ 26–10 win marked their biggest lead over New Zealand since South Africa returned from international isolation in 1992, and the second-biggest of all time. The previous biggest win since lockdown was their 14-point (40-26) win in Johannesburg in 2004, and the 17-0 win in Durban in 1928 remains their biggest win of all time.

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Boxing scored two tries to one – off the flank of Kurt-Lee Arendse in the eighth minute and replacing defender Willy le Roux in the 80th – while Handre Pollard converted two conversions, three goals from a penalty kick and a drop goal for 16 points in a flawless game. shoe day.

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“We’ve been talking about this for a week and all we’ve asked for is to step up and try to be precise about what we have planned, and I think we’ve done that well,” Ninaber said.

However, the coach believes that everything is still ahead.

“I don’t think we’re a finished product yet,” he said.

“We made a good assessment after the Wales series. I think we have improved; I think we relied on what we thought was not a good growth in the Wales series. I think we’re slowly building our game really, but I don’t think it’s a finished product yet.”

Springboks captain Sia Kolisi said the result was just one step in a long campaign.

“Tonight I feel good, but we know that the championship is not over yet,” he said.

“We have five more games ahead of us, but the next big one is next week. But to win today in front of such a crowd was special.”

Nienaber had a special word for prostitute Malcolm Marks, who was named Man of the Match on his 50th Test.

“I thought he was outstanding – and that’s Malcolm,” Ninaber said of Marx.

“He is an example of what a springbok should be. He is a warrior, a guy who had to work hard to get where he is. hard to get to where he is.

“I’ve been working with him since he was under 20 in 2014 and it’s phenomenal to see the kind of guy he’s become. Matches.”

The Springboks will face the All Blacks in their second Test of the Rugby Championship at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg on Saturday.