Sunday, November 1, 2015

NEW ZEALAND 34, AUSTRALIA 17: Rugby World Cup Final



New Zealand has rewritten Rugby World Cup record books by defeating Australia in the final at Twickenham. They have now won three Rugby World Cup titles and the last two in a row. They withstood a determined second half comeback by Australia and then did what they do best; applied pressure in the last 15-20 minutes to score two tries and take the Cup.

It was a superb performance both on attack and importantly on defence. They held out all but two Australian attacks and did not allow the Australian renown loose forward trio to dominate.

This has to be the greatest All Black team ever and also the greatest rugby team ever to grace the paddocks of world rugby. This team will never play together again as several legends will be either retiring or playing out their careers overseas. McCaw is yet to make up his mind and is on a world record 148 test caps. Conrad Smith, Nonu and Carter are off to European clubs whilst 37 year old Mealamu hangs up his boots.


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