Watch: Steve Hansen says All Blacks stinging after Springboks loss – 'Of course it hurts'

Following last night's shock 36-34 loss to South Africa, Steve Hansen says that the All Blacks are hurting after missing the chance to seal another Rugby Championship title.

The loss, New Zealand's first at home to South Africa since 2009, means that the All Blacks will have to wait at least another week to potentially claim the 2018 Championship.

Speaking at his post-match media conference, Hansen spoke about the feeling of his troops in the wake of such a shocking loss.

"Any time you lose, of course it hurts," Hansen began.

"The dressing room's very sombre, very quiet.

"It doesn't happen very often - but it's important we learn something from it, otherwise it's a waste of time."

Hansen also backed his side to bounce back, with a trip to face Los Pumas in Argentina a difficult next assignment.

"We're a side that learns pretty quickly.

"We can be as hurt as we like, it's not going to change the result.

"We do have to get ourselves picked up off the floor and carry on and (I) look forward to starting that on Sunday."

New Zealand were stunned 36-34 by South Africa in Wellington last night. Source: 1 NEWS


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