Read: It will sink in later
REACTION: All Black captain Kieran Read said the magnitude of his team's world-record achievement has not sunk in yet after their victory over the Wallabies at Eden Park on Saturday.
The All Blacks claimed record 18th consecutive victory with a crushing 37-10 win in Auckland and it rewrites the record books for Steve Hansen's side, who surpass the top-tier record winning streak of 17 set by the All Blacks of 1965-1969 and matched twice since.
"[There was] a lot of build-up during the week, obviously a lot of talk in the media and everything," said Read after the match.
"I think it will sink in later on but I'm really stoked.
"It took 30-odd minutes before we really opened them up so I'm really proud of the lads... [Australia] put us under pressure in certain areas. They played really well," he added.
The All Blacks will now prepare for their end-of-year tour in November, which starts with a match against Ireland in Chicago.
They then face Italy in Rome, Ireland again in Dublin, before finishing their tour with a match against France in Paris.
Below is a list of New Zealand's record-breaking 18 consecutive wins, sealed with their victory over Australia on Saturday:
2015 Bledisloe Cup
Auckland, August 15: New Zealand 41-13 Australia
2015 World Cup:
London, September 21: New Zealand 26-16 Argentina
London, September 25: New Zealand 58-14 Namibia
Cardiff, October 3: New Zealand 43-10 Georgia
Newcastle, October 10: New Zealand 47-9 Tonga
Cardiff, October 18: New Zealand 62-13 France
London, October 25: New Zealand 20-18 South Africa
London, November 1: New Zealand 34-17 Australia
2016 Wales tour to NZ:
Auckland, June 11: New Zealand 39-21 Wales
Wellington, June 18: New Zealand 36-22 Wales
Dunedin, June 25: New Zealand 46-6 Wales
2016 Rugby Championship:
Sydney, August 20: Australia 8-42 New Zealand
Wellington, August 27: New Zealand 29-9 Australia
Hamilton, September 10: New Zealand 57-22 Argentina
Christchurch, September 17: New Zealand 41-13 South Africa
Buenos Aires, October 2: Argentina 17-36 New Zealand
Durban, October 9: South Africa 15-57 New Zealand
2016 Bledisloe Cup:
Auckland, October 22: New Zealand 37-10 Australia