“The only videos we looked at was the one we played earlier this year against them (in Wellington, which they lost 14-10), to analyse the game and see where we can improve,” he said.
“And see if we can find weaknesses in their game.
“What happened 10 years ago, is not really relevant any more. It is a different team and different players and it’s just up to us to rock up on Saturday,” he said.
De Villiers said they know they carry the expectations of the entire nation and have put the 38-27 defeat last year to New Zealand at Ellis Park behind them.
“I think we are very well prepared and it’s just about putting everything together,” he said.
“I think that’s what’s it about and that’s we’re striving to do.
“Last year it was a high-scoring game and also a lot of running, and the guys were pretty tired at the end of the 80 minutes, it will again be a fantastic battle against them.”