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New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen is confident his team has what it takes to win an unprecedented third straight Rugby World Cup title, but for the moment he is looking no further than Saturday’s monumental opening clash against archrival South Africa.

“I’m as confident as you can be,” Hansen said on Friday, when asked if the All Blacks can add a record fourth World Cup title to their name in Japan. “I think we’ve got the talent in the group to get the job done. It’s just whether we earn the right to get all the way there.

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