Australia's second-place finish in this year's edition of the Rugby Championship has seen them climb to third in the rankings at the expense of Ireland and South Africa.
The next challenge is finding consistency and matching this type of ferociously focused performance every time they take to the field.
"The changes they've made among the forwards tells us they are looking to shore up their lineout and maybe they'll come at us a bit more physically", Read said.
Though naturally disappointed at not coming away with the result, it was something of a moral victory for the South Africans after they suffered a humiliating 57-0 loss to the All Blacks at North Harbour last month, as well as a 57-14 drubbing when the teams met in the Republic during last season's competition.
They twice held the lead in the second half only to be pegged back by the world champions, with a converted try from Malcolm Marx in the closing stages leaving South Africa agonisingly short at the final whistle.
"We knew it was just a blip in New Zealand and we knew we must just keep persevering".
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"It's tough lessons that we're learning", Springboks coach Allister Coetzee said.
"We had them under pressure at times, but you can not give the ball away against New Zealand", Coetzee added.
Hansen suggested the team were continuing to progress after an extraordinary 2016 when, with a team in transition, they set a record 18-match winning streak before finally tasting defeat to Ireland in Chicago last November. We understand what we do when we do it.
'What we saw tonight was if everyone is in the right mindset the Boks are a very good team.
"A performance like this must give us belief - the players will get confidence from this". They are a quality side when they get that roll on and momentum and it was hard for us to stem that so we'll look at how we can do that later on'.
Over the near eight year reign the All Blacks have claimed two World Cup titles and played 106 tests, losing just eight with three draws.