Their performances improved in tandem with England's fightback against the Springboks and they are expected to keep their places when Eddie Jones names his starting XV for the All Blacks' visit to Twickenham.
Sky Sports joined England rugby boss Eddie Jones on a journey around Japan as preparations continue ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand and England meet at Twickenham on Saturday for the first time in four years.
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'I just think the game is getting more intense.
Flanker Tom Curry was ruled out of the rest of England's rugby tests this month because of the left ankle he injured against South Africa. "We've been going through those notes", England's head coach said.
The game this weekend against England was billed as the clash of the top two sides in the world, however, that was when it was announced previous year. So he's not too bothered by it.
Hansen was impressed by how Jones managed to prepare a depleted England side to upset South Africa 12-11 last weekend.More news: With poo on the podium, Bill Gates talks toilet technology
"He's got that shot so good for him".
"It's like everything - when you're selecting a national team, there's a whole lot of good players that don't quite make it". We've got some good training under our belt, we've adjusted coming from Japan so the group that's got here is fresh and looking forward to the challenge and it's going to be a big one.
"To win a Test match against a good opponent you've got to do your homework and things have to fall your way a little bit". You've got to be in the game and, when you get the opportunity to score points, you've got to be good enough to take them.
New Zealand also have some competition for the world record, from none other than Namibia - a team they are grouped with at next year's Rugby World Cup for a second successive time.More news: European football leagues oppose potential Super League