Watch: Steve Hansen admits All Blacks should have tried drop goal against South Africa - 'Of course we should have'

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has admitted that in hindsight, his side should have attempted a drop goal, in order to stave off defeat against South Africa in Wellington last night.

As the All Blacks tried to regain the lead in last night's 36-34 loss, the side attempted to score a winning try right up until the final whistle, compared to taking a one-point advantage through a drop goal.

Ultimately their last ditch try-scoring attempts proved futile as South Africa sealed the win.

Asked after the match, Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus suggested that a drop goal wasn't the New Zealand way, although his opposite admitted that it should have been an option for his side.

"Should we have drop kicked a goal? Of course we should have," Hansen began.

"It's not as if it's not something that's in our back pocket, because it is.

"That's a learning and a game management thing that this team has to go through."

A drop goal would have seen the All Blacks avoid last night's loss. Source: 1 NEWS

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