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Sportal.co.nz     02 Oct 2013     Getty Images

That's what coach Heyneke Meyer said in a press conference in Johannesburg.

The Springboks need to beat the All Blacks, secure a four-try bonus point and prevent the All Blacks from finishing within seven points to claim the Investec Rugby Championship title for themselves.

Meyer said: "I have a lot of respect for New Zealand but we have to go out there and be positive. I've always believed whatever the mind can conceive and believe, you can achieve.

"So we need to out positively and try and score tries.

"It is a huge challenge and you have to take risks. You either go for the four tries or you don't.

"That is the decision we have to make," he said.

However, Meyer admitted the risk was that in opening up the game opportunities were provided for New Zealand score.

"The way they play, they like to put you under pressure and play from your mistakes," he said.

There was no point in South Africa being in two minds about what was needed.

They would have to go for it, he said.

"It will be difficult to score four tries against the All Blacks, but if we don't do it – if we don't try what is the use of playing?"

Meyer also suggested Welsh referee Nigel Owens would need to carefully patrol the breakdowns because New Zealand got away with too many infringements.