Julian and Jane lethal on the All Blacks flanks
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"I'm on the end of the line and able to finish it off. The forwards stood up tonight and took it to them and the backs inside me posed a lot of threats and so I was able to have some space out wide," he said as the All Blacks reflected on their 36-13 win.
England coach Stuart Lancaster praised Savea's pick-up of a low ball in the wet to secure his second try. Savea said he didn't know who the ball was going to and had been 'stoked' to pick it up.
Now with the break in the international programme he is looking forward to taking his fitness and work rates from the three Tests to the Hurricanes as they battle for a place in the Super Rugby play-offs.
Coach Steve Hansen was pleased with wing Cory Jane's performance saying he had been trying to hard in his earlier games but he had been the real deal in Hamilton with his effervescent style showing through as he proved a handful.
"He was good under the high ball, he carried well, he made yards and beat people. He may not have scored a try but he certainly had try assists," he said.
Jane said it had been good to be able to respond to some of the pressure that had been on him.
His work on the flank had created the opportunity for the inside pass which saw halfback Aaron Smith cross for a try, while the power of his fend was evident as he set up wing Savea's third try just after the fulltime hooter had sounded.
"I just went into the game like the old Cory, relaxed. I didn't try to do too much. My mind wasn't flooded," he said.
"I get so much confidence from taking high balls, and I took one early and I was on the right track. Just using my agility and the fend, the attributes that I am not too bad at and going back to what got me here in the first place and it felt good," he said.
Hooker Dane Coles said the first half had been flawless and reward for the side wanting to start the Test well. It had been 'awesome' to see the set plays resulting in the wingers scoring tries.
Now that he is more familiar with his role, and getting more starts, Coles said he was enjoying himself more at the top level.
"I've loved this series and to get three starts has been massive," he said.
But with the Hurricanes pushing for a play-offs spot in Super Rugby he was looking forward to resuming next week, and the intensity will be there with a match against the Crusaders.
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