Steve Hansen hails All Blacks hero Ardie Savea: 'He's starting to believe'

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen hailed match-winner Ardie Savea, after his last-gasp try sealed a 32-30 win over South Africa in Pretoria this morning.

Down 30-13 midway through the second half of this morning's clash, the All Blacks managed a colossal fightback, winning 32-30 with the last kick of the match to end the Rugby Championship on a high.

Savea, 24, came off the bench late in the match, scoring the final try to level scores, before Richie Mo'unga added the extras to earn a famous win.

Speaking to media after the match, coach Hansen heralded Savea's impact off the bench.

"This season, he's really made a mark," he said.

"He's starting to believe that he could be a Test player of real quality too.

"He got two great turnovers near the end, and obviously scored a try, but he had to go a long way into the game - more than we wanted him to.

"You've just got to be pleased with him."

Savea scored the winning try against South Africa in Pretoria. Source: 1 NEWS


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