Wales coach Warren Gatland fired an early shot at the All Blacks' World Cup defence, suggesting the New Zealanders may be hampered by their weak pool.
Uruguay became the 20th and last team to qualify for the 2015 World Cup in England when they beat Russia 36-27.
Uruguay host Russia in the final qualifier for the 2015 World Cup on Saturday, with the winners to be parachuted into the toughest pool.
New Zealand media dismissed the All Blacks' loss to South Africa as a "minor blip", which confirmed the Boks will be their major threat at the World Cup.
All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter has, one again, returned to the sidelines after bruising his calf during a provincial match for Canterbury.