New Zealand captain Richie McCaw believes his side proved their world champion status after winning the Rugby Championship in Argentina.
The All Blacks ran in seven tries to win 54-15 at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata and take a nine-point table advantage with one round of games to go.
A surprisingly easy victory stretched their winning run to fifteen matches, with Tests in South Africa and Australia before November's tour of Europe.
"It was one of our best performances this season," said McCaw after the triumph.
"When we started out in the Championship the goal was to put last year behind us. We have got the tag of world champions and we needed to play like them.
"To secure the Rugby Championship was obviously the big goal and it is nice to be able to do that. We gave a performance the guys are pretty happy with. It is the manner in which we did it that was so satisfying."
The 31-year-old takes a long break after the Rugby Championship in an attempt to try and prolong his international career ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which England host.
Head coach Steve Hansen meanwhile said his unbeaten team still needed to improve certain parts of their game despite the All Blacks' pace and power hurting the Pumas.
"We can pat ourselves on the back and enjoy the moment, but there are still areas to improve on and one of them is the connection between the forwards and backs," he said.
"To be able to attack like that you must have a platform to work off so the forwards can be very proud. Our rucking was also much better than against South Africa."