New Zealand No. 8 Ardie Savea said on Sunday that losing the Rugby World Cup final gives him extra motivation for the next edition of the tournament in 2027.

Savea's All Blacks were beaten 12-11 by South Africa in Saturday's final.

Despite defeat, which he also suffered with New Zealand at the semi-final stage four years ago, the 30-year-old was named World Rugby player of the year.