Hansen confirms he'll ring the changes for Springboks

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Newstalk ZB Staff,
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Sport,
Publish Date
Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 12:12PM

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has confirmed there will be numerous changes for Sunday morning's Rugby Championship test against the Springboks in Cape Town.

The All Blacks have arrived in Cape Town to begin the final week of their 2017 Rugby Championship campaign.

They were greeted after a near full day of travel from Buenos Aires by Sam Cane, Sam Whitelock, Ryan Crotty, Liam Squire and Lima Sopoaga.

That quintet has been charged with providing the energy and spark this week.

Upon his side's arrival from Buenos Aires, Hansen says the five players who greeted the squad in Cape Town can all expect to feature this weekend.

"We've clearly shown that by bringing a group over here who didn't go to Argentina that that's part of our plan to involve those people, and then it's just how we pull up from the big travel and the game."

Hansen has also rubbished suggestions from the Springboks that they have no chance against the All Blacks.

Boks coach Allister Coetzee says anyone who think the current South African squad, which has been together just over three months, can beat the All Blacks is living in a fools paradise.

Upon arriving in Cape Town, Hansen isn't having a bar of it.

"You've got to understand that, isn't that a beautiful to psyche hi own team up?

"It's reverse psychology, so you guys believe it if you want to but we won't be."

The All Blacks side will be named on Thursday evening.

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