AUS
NO.NAME
15Israel Folau, FB
14Adam Ashley-Cooper, W
13Tevita Kuridrani, C
T
12Matt Giteau, C
11Drew Mitchell, W
10Bernard Foley, FH
2
9Will Genia, SH
1Scott Sio, P
2Stephen Moore, H
3Sekope Kepu, P
4Kane Douglas, L
5Rob Simmons, L
6Scott Fardy, F
7Michael Hooper, F
8David Pocock, N8
T
Replacements
16Tatafu Polota-Nau, R
17James Slipper, R
18Greg Holmes, R
19Dean Mumm, R
20Ben McCalman, R
21Nick Phipps, R
22Matt Toomua, R
23Kurtley Beale, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham
4:00 PM, October 31, 2015
Capacity: 82,000
97%
Attendance: 80,125
754dPA Sport

Awesome All Blacks make history

New Zealand cement their status as rugby's greatest ever team by becoming the first side to retain the World Cup and the first three-time champions.

Match Commentary

81'FULL TIME ANALYSIS

Match report available HERE

ESPN's Sam Bruce had this to say:

"New Zealand are the Webb Ellis Cup champions for the third time after they held off a second-half fightback from Australia to run out 34-17 winners at Twickenham. The All Blacks dominated the first half to lead 16-3 at the break but the second-half sin-binning of Ben Smith for a lifting tackle opened the door for the Aussies and they soon took their opportunities with tries to David Pocock and Tevita Kuridrani. But a Dan Carter drop-goal, of higher quality that his effort against the Springboks in the semi-final, allowed the defending champions to steady and while Australia pressed hard in the closing minutes, a runaway try by Beauden Barrett following a Drew Mitchell error allowed the large All Black supporter on hand to breathe a collective sigh of relief. The All Blacks are deserving world champions."
81'17-34 End of second half
80'IT'S OVER! NEW ZEALAND HAVE WON THE RUGBY WORLD CUP!

Man of the match: Dan Carter

Match Stats

AUS
Possession
NZ
46%
52%
Territory
46%
54%
AUS
NZ
115Runs121
425Metres Run513
4Clean Breaks19
117Tackles114
27Missed Tackles15
9Turnover Knock On6

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