Champion All Blacks given some extra time

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James Mortimer     08 Oct 2013     Getty Images

The World Champions 38-27 win over the Springboks not only secured The Investec Rugby Championship, but ensured the All Blacks hold the number one ranking in the world.

Now with nine straight Test victories this season, New Zealand will prepare for their final 2013 Test at home against the Wallabies at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

The All Blacks have already wrapped up the Bledisloe Cup for this season.

Head coach Steve Hansen said to Newstalk ZB the team will not assemble for action again until next Tuesday.

"We'll get home and it'll be about recovering again," he said.

"We were going to assemble on the Saturday but about a month ago we decided we wouldn't come into camp until Tuesday, give them some extra time at home."

The only injury concerns for the World Champions is over first five-eighth Aaron Cruden, who injured his knee and was replaced by Beauden Barrett.

The Chiefs playmaker isn't expected to be ruled out for action against Australia.

"Aaron went off, he just banged that knee again," Hansen said.

"But he should be fine by the end of the week. Everyone else is fine."