New Zealand are in excellent form and proved it again against Fiji in Dunedin on Friday night (57-23).
The All Blocks hit four of their nine attempts in the last quarter of an hour, following their modified hooker Dan Coles, four times the teacher.
But the Fijians, who play the first game of the year and the second after the 2019 World Cup, have so far put up great opposition to them.
The start of the match was three more attempts in 12 minutes for a new New Zealand health walk, two attempts behind Jordi Barrett and three quarterback David Haville.
Captain La Rochelle did not give up on the centerpiece of Levani Podia for returning to the match after his red card in the European Cup final.
Named for their back-to-back flashes, they hit three forward attempts, thanks to Albert Deutsch, Mesulum Gunaula and a penalty following a ball.
New Zealand, who recorded the return of its second tier Brady Retallic after a freelance at the Japanese Championship, rose overall and pressed on the hourly mark.
So, Scrum half was the first winner to captain Aaron Smith, having to wait until his 32nd year and the 98th choice in a black jersey to learn this crap.
Both teams face off again next Saturday in Hamilton, New Zealand, before the All Blacks face Australia three times in August.
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