Chris Rattue's player ratings from the All Blacks 57-15 win over South Africa in Durban this morning.

All Blacks
Ben Smith 9
Constantly involved, another class performance apart from couple of messy first half moments.

Israel Dagg 9
Big contribution. Loads of runs, tries. Part of a field day for the All Black backs.

Anton Lienert-Brown 9
Involved in tries and memorable pass in tackle to set up early log range score. Has raised the All Blacks' game bringing skill to the centres. Long career beckons.


Ryan Crotty 8
The classy glue. So what happens if and when SBW gets back? He's building a fan club.

Waisake Naholo 9
Punished South Africa in the first half after early knock on. Julian Savea should be worried.

Beauden Barrett 9
Okay, the goalkicking was horrible. There was the odd blooper. But he wrecked the Springboks with great passes, running and deft kick for late try. Plus super Aussie Rules style catch.

TJ Perenara 8
He's had two great tests. Great nose for a try, even if one was very lucky.

Kieran Read 8
Smashing run in one Perenara try the highlight. Sharp and busy without the game really going his way.

Matt Todd 7
Fairly quiet given the carnage - certainly didn't prove that benching Savea was the right move.

Jerome Kaino 7
Not the usual physical impact although lovely scoop up for Dagg try.

Brodie Retallick 9
Part lock, part second five eighths. Some big runs, lots of grunt. A huge game against quality lock opposition.

Sam Whitelock 8
Particularly good first half, and really prominent in first try.

Owen Franks 8
Another busy game around the field, in line with the new look Franks. Even scrum battle.

Dane Coles 8
Busy test. Not lineout perfect but good enough. Marvellous link in one of the spectacular tries.

Joe Moody 8
More prominent around the field now that he has found his test confidence. Scrum solid.

Codie Taylor (Coles, 68m) 6
A couple of nice tackles and back of the maul try. High tackle sin binning.

Wyatt Crockett (Moody, 51m) 7
Busy enough.

Charlie Faumuina (Franks, 66m) 6
Not involved in much action with the game opening up.

Liam Squire (Kaino, 62m) 9
The perfect impact game. Great offload and run to set up tries, then scored one.

Ardie Savea (Todd, 56m) 6
Deserved to start. Didn't really join the late free for all.

Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Perenara, 68m) 6
Standard contribution as the All Blacks went on a rampage.

Lima Sopoaga (Naholo, 62m) 6
Ditto Kerr-Barlow.

George Moala (Crotty, 66m) 5
Hardly sighted.

South Africa

Pat Lambie 4

Horrible, like the rest of the South African backs. No threat. Useless kick led to charge down try.

Francois Hougaard 5
Tried to get involved, without much joy. Finished at halfback and maybe should stay there.

Juan de Jongh 4
Erratic on defence and wasted intercept chance with hasty kick.

Damian de Allende 5
The big centre looked lost in a lost cause despite making a few runs.

Bryan Habana 4
Hard to believe he is a great. Kicking in a one-on-one with Smith said it all. Soft defence.

Morne Steyn 3
It's not his fault, because he is what he is. But Steyn's ponderous, kick-reliant game is a killer. Lovely goalkicking doesn't make up for it.

Faf de Klerk 5
Helter skelter, the antithesis of Springbok halfback heritage. Brave tackle on Naholo the highlight.

Warren Whiteley 7
A very good footballer for sure, but maybe lacks something special at test level.

Oupa Mahoje 5
No attack and his tackling lacked impact.

Francois Louw 3
Departed early apparently with injury, a chat with Franks about the only memorable moment.

Pieter-Steph du Toit 6
Retallick blew past him once, and he couldn't impose himself on the game.

Eben Etzebeth 5
Where was he with the ball? With backs like these, the forwards had to take control.

Vincent Kock 7
Scrum was about the only thing South Africa could rely on.

Adriaan Strauss 6
Decent set piece and he tried to run, but went nowhere. Captaincy lacked inspiration.

Tendai Mtawarira 7
Ditto above for front row, and he looked for action without setting the world on fire.

Bongi Mbonambi (Strauss, 75m) 3
Squire ran around him, and he lost a lineout.

Steven Kitshoff 5 (Mtawarira, 51m) 5
Got his hands on the ball a few times.

Julian Redelinghuys (Koch, 46m) 5
Just part of the general malaise.

Lood de Jager (Etzebeth, 46m) 6
Made a few runs but then ruined it somewhat with a sin binning for dangerous charge.

Willem Alberts (Mahoje, 46m) 6
Overshadowed by the similarly sized loosie Squire.

Jaco Kriel (Louw, 13m) 7
Launched himself into defence, without really knocking the All Blacks over.

Lionel Mapoe (de Klerk, 68m) 3
Bit of a shocker including lost ball which led to late Barrett try.

Willie Le Roux (Steyn, 64m) 8
Crazy bench selection. More attacking spark than the rest put together. Should be essential starter.