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."