Springbok flanker Francois Louw is ready to test his skill against All Blacks captain Richie McCaw on Saturday.
McCaw is arguably the best openside to ever play the game and Louw knows he will have to be at his best, particularly in the battle for the loose ball.
"It will be a huge battle at the breakdown and during the whole game," he told Supersport.
"McCaw is a good player on the ground.
"You will have to put in a big work-rate to keep up. But we have trained well this week and I'm looking forward to the game."
Although New Zealand's team will only be named on Thursday, it is expected that McCaw will be partnered by Liam Messam and Kieran Read.
Louw views this as a potentially dangerous combination.
"Read and Messam are both underrated players at times," he said.
"They are players that you have to watch. They are good in the loose and have good ball carrying ability. They both have a helluva work-rate but at the end of the day you just have to outwork your opposite number."
The Bath back-row is confident that his combination with Duane Vermeulen and Willem Alberts will be able to match their All Blacks counterparts.
"It's great to have Duane in there," explained Louw.
"He has been fighting for that Bok spot for a long time. To finally get it last week was amazing. I'm so happy for him, he is one of my good mates.
"I've got to say that it is quite nice playing with a back row that is about the same weight as your front-row. Willem and Duane are big units. It is nice to have that go-forward ball and that solid wall on defence.
"The guys have a big challenge in front of them this weekend and we are going to have to put in a hard performance if we are going to beat the All Blacks."