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Rugby World Cup Final: Australia v New Zealand


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :All Blacks, Original Content, RWC 2015, Wallabies on 31 Oct 2015 at 16:47
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It’s the biggest match in the world and the Boks aren’t in it….Thanks Heyneke.

Kick-off at HQ is at 6:00pm South African time, or 4:00pm if you’re in the UK.

May the best team win.

Australia: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Matt Giteau, 11 Drew Mitchell, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Will Genia, 8 David Pocock, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 Rob Simmons, 4 Kane Douglas, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Scott Sio.
Replacements: 16 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 17 James Slipper, 18 Greg Holmes, 19 Dean Mumm, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Matt Toomua, 23 Kurtley Beale.

New Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Nehe Milner-Skudder, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (captain), 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Joe Moody.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Charlie Faumuina, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Sam Cane, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 Beauden Barrett, 23 Sonny Bill Williams.



67 Comments

  • Go………. oh who the f%#£k cares!!!!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.10.15 17:39:51 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 1) : oh no wait go OZ don’t want RM touching the trophy again!!!!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.10.15 17:42:57 by JD Reply
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  • This should be a cracker! :cool:

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.10.15 18:00:53 by Ben Reply
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  • Dan Carter gets the first points of the day.

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.10.15 18:10:31 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 3 – 0 Australia

    8 minutes.

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.10.15 18:11:13 by Ben Reply
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  • Foley strikes back.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.10.15 18:17:46 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 3 – 3 Australia

    14 minutes.

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.10.15 18:18:24 by Ben Reply
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  • Australian loose forwards turning the ball over at will now.

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.10.15 18:29:57 by Ben Reply
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  • Carter slots another penalty.

  • Comment 9, posted at 31.10.15 18:34:02 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 6 – 3 Australia

    27 minutes.

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.10.15 18:34:30 by Ben Reply
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  • Carter slots another one.

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.10.15 18:43:06 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 9 – 3 Australia

    36 minutes.

  • Comment 12, posted at 31.10.15 18:43:36 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand very lucky. Ref and his assistants missing a forward pass right before the penalty.

  • Comment 13, posted at 31.10.15 18:44:31 by Ben Reply
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  • Milner-Skudder scores in the corner. Great play from the All Blacks.

  • Comment 14, posted at 31.10.15 18:46:47 by Ben Reply
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  • Half Time

    New Zealand 16 – 3 Australia

  • Comment 15, posted at 31.10.15 18:48:00 by Ben Reply
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  • Nigel Owens may as well be wearing a black jersey today. As well as what the AB’s are playing, they are also the beneficiaries of poor officiating by Owens.

  • Comment 16, posted at 31.10.15 18:48:17 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 16) : Yeah, All Blacks have been very lucky on two occasions already.

  • Comment 17, posted at 31.10.15 18:51:58 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 17) : Owens missed the forward pass before their penalty and didn’t call accidental obstruction just before they scored their try.

  • Comment 18, posted at 31.10.15 18:53:04 by Ben Reply
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  • Australia also unlucky with injuries in the first half. Losing both Kane Douglas and Matt Giteau early on.

  • Comment 19, posted at 31.10.15 19:02:38 by Ben Reply
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  • Second half is under way. Sonny Bill Williams replaces Conrad Smith for the second half.

  • Comment 20, posted at 31.10.15 19:04:56 by Ben Reply
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  • Ma’a Nonu scores a beauty!

  • Comment 21, posted at 31.10.15 19:05:49 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 21 – 3 Australia

    44 minutes.

  • Comment 22, posted at 31.10.15 19:07:25 by Ben Reply
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  • Carter missed the conversion.

  • Comment 23, posted at 31.10.15 19:07:53 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand with almost 70 percent possession.

  • Comment 24, posted at 31.10.15 19:11:37 by Ben Reply
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  • Just pisses me off to think we could have been playing aus for the cup today. So within reach but one man cost us all of it. Just some clever replacements at half time….but no.

  • Comment 25, posted at 31.10.15 19:12:46 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Aus don’t seem to be in this. I’m tuning out. NZ will take the cup. That’s it for rwc 2015.

  • Comment 26, posted at 31.10.15 19:13:55 by coolfusion Reply

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  • Gee this effort puts our match vs. the AB’s in perspective. The Aussie, are not in the same league. We weren’t pretty, but we weren’t as pathetic as the Wobblies.

  • Comment 27, posted at 31.10.15 19:14:27 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • Ben Smith yellow carded for a dangerous tackle.

  • Comment 28, posted at 31.10.15 19:17:09 by Ben Reply
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  • David Pocock scores off a driving maul.

  • Comment 29, posted at 31.10.15 19:17:47 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 21 – 10 Australia

    54 minutes.

  • Comment 30, posted at 31.10.15 19:19:04 by Ben Reply
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  • Poor play from Australia. Nine phases and into the New Zealand 22 and then they fail to commit numbers to the breakdown.

  • Comment 31, posted at 31.10.15 19:23:48 by Ben Reply
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  • Twenty minutes left. All Blacks leading by 11.

  • Comment 32, posted at 31.10.15 19:27:00 by Ben Reply
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  • Kuridrani scores. Game on!

  • Comment 33, posted at 31.10.15 19:30:23 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 21 – 17 Australia

    64 minutes.

  • Comment 34, posted at 31.10.15 19:31:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Ben Smith comes back on. Australia scoring 14 points while he was in the bin.

  • Comment 35, posted at 31.10.15 19:31:52 by Ben Reply
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  • Drop goal from Carter!

  • Comment 36, posted at 31.10.15 19:37:24 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 24 – 17 Australia

    70 minutes.

  • Comment 37, posted at 31.10.15 19:37:55 by Ben Reply
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  • Carter nails a long range penalty.

  • Comment 38, posted at 31.10.15 19:43:31 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 27 – 17 Australia

    75 minutes.

  • Comment 39, posted at 31.10.15 19:43:57 by Ben Reply
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  • Barrett finishes Australia off.

  • Comment 40, posted at 31.10.15 19:47:55 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand 34 – 17 Australia

    79 minutes.

  • Comment 41, posted at 31.10.15 19:48:38 by Ben Reply
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  • New Zealand are the champions! Well deserved.

  • Comment 42, posted at 31.10.15 19:49:26 by Ben Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    NEW ZEALAND 34 – 17 AUSTRALIA

  • Comment 43, posted at 31.10.15 19:49:54 by Ben Reply
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  • Dan Carter is the man of the match.

  • Comment 44, posted at 31.10.15 19:58:13 by Ben Reply
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  • Owens was poor. After Craig Joubert’s public humiliation after a call, that was marginal at best, and very tough to call in real time, this effort by Owens was really poor. No doubt the old farts will remain silent.

  • Comment 45, posted at 01.11.15 09:41:25 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • HM, the coach who did so little, with so much available talent. And we have him for another 4 years ????

  • Comment 46, posted at 01.11.15 12:37:29 by knock on Reply

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  • @knock on (Comment 46) : Really sad.Feel sorry for Lambie. He is clearly the better flyhalf but Heineke has already pronounced Pollard as the next Carter and doesn’t like admitting when he is wrong and doesn’t like to go back on his word. Had Lambie started the semi-final we would have played Australia in the final and who knows.

  • Comment 47, posted at 01.11.15 13:55:33 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays, have to agree, Lambie just gets shunted around by HM, lets hope that he has a sustained, injury free run in SR next year and displaces Pollard, fair and square.

  • Comment 48, posted at 01.11.15 14:01:14 by knock on Reply

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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 47) : The next carter? He just got out shined by Sanchez, the argintinian flyhalf. No comparing Pollard to Carter or even thinking he is in that league is an injustice to Carter. Pollard jas a big body with which he can ” attack the line” otherwise known as crash test rugby. Which under the HM regime is exactly what is expected of players. But up against real thinking flyhalfs he doesn’t measure up. Carter Giteau smal guys yet so much better. But never mind let’s go with the bigger is better crap. That how we lost a world cup.

  • Comment 49, posted at 01.11.15 14:32:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 45) : Agree. Besides the forward pass he penalised Aus for not rolling away when Smith blatantly milked every opportunity to fall over the player lying on his side. When Genia did the same thing Owens just waved play on.

  • Comment 50, posted at 01.11.15 16:20:57 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 47) : @coolfusion (Comment 49) : I think the only person that would have made a big enough difference for us to win the world cup would have been Superman. We were never going to win the world cup with Heyneke at the helm.

  • Comment 51, posted at 01.11.15 17:00:06 by Ben Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 47) : Lol, Let’s re-phrase. “In my opinion, Lambie is clearly the better flyhallf”
    Pollard has miles to go before he can ever be compared to Carter, and that may never be. However, lets get some perspective. Pollard is what 21? Where was Dan Carter at 21? Did he light up the rugby world at 21?
    So yes Lambie is class, and has battled to nail down a starting berth. Maybe not due to any fault of his, but it is what it is. By contrast, Pollard was given an opportunity, and initially he made the most of it.
    If Pollard was as crap and useless as many on here claim, why are so many analysts, including ex Sharks players backing him? Surely they would also rather punt Lambie?
    Pollard definitely has the talent. He has only played 20 tests, and is only 21 yet has already scored 188 test points.
    So apart from some really glaring errors, which he can learn from, I think he certainly has shown potential. I doubt very much if Lambie would have made any difference, as it was the team that was misfiring, and believe me Lambie had a few shockers too.

  • Comment 52, posted at 01.11.15 19:40:50 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 51) : Lol, ain’t that the truth!

  • Comment 53, posted at 01.11.15 19:42:29 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • I watched a few games from way back. I wonder what was the turning point for SA rugby. When did we stray off the path of evolution? Sure the easy answer is HM but did de Villiers do so much different? Is HM not just the continuation of what was already stagnating and going downhill?

  • Comment 54, posted at 02.11.15 07:03:21 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 52) : I think SA is bladdy lucky to have 2 flyhalves the calibre of Pollard and Lambie and i think they both can play a big role going forward. Lambie can most definitely establish himself as the no.1 but he needs to get through next season uninjured and produce some good performances. Pollard needs to take this experience and grow from it to become a better player. I would still like either 1 or someone else with good decision making playing at 15 a i feel Leroux is a bit hit and miss and if we want to play a more expansive game he could be costly at the back.

  • Comment 55, posted at 02.11.15 08:16:32 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 55) : I would venture to say with the new bulls coach he will be expected to adapt and play a different game to ludeke Meyer plan. It may be very good for his growth. I also agree with Naas Botha that it won’t do any harm to get him to play centre to expand his skillset.

  • Comment 56, posted at 02.11.15 08:33:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 56) : It will be interesting indeed. Marais indicated that Serfontein needed a n adjustment period when he rejoined the Bulls from the Bok camp as he didnt just want his 12 to bash into the opposition every time. With paige, Hougaard, Pollard, Serfontein, Kriel, Odenadaal, Swanepoel it will be interesting to see how the Bulls line up. Im hoping that Lambie can stay injury free nd have a good run in a Sharks side desperately needed some direction on the field. But for me he needs to start taking the ball to the line again and not just sitting deep and shifting it.

  • Comment 57, posted at 02.11.15 08:45:28 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 50) : On the other side of the coin the Aus no 3 was lucky not be carded – he put in two very late tackles on Carter.

  • Comment 58, posted at 02.11.15 09:27:45 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 55) : Absolutely agree. The future is bright for SA Rugby, despite all the doom and gloom. We have quality players in almost all positions coming through the ranks. Agree that Lambie should be used only as a 10 by the Sharks, so he can play his way into the team. Ditto for Pollard. He is young, and made some real shockers, but he also did some good things in between.

    If you look at our options for the future, we shouldn’t complain. We just need more skills and change in mindset at Bok level.
    LH: Kitshoff, Oli Kebble, Nyakane, Pierre Schoeman, Jacques van Rooyen
    Hkr: Strauss, Malcolm Marx, Mark Pretorius, Jacques du Toit, Ntubeni, Joseph Dweba
    TH: Thomas du Toit, Malherbe, Ox Nche, Wilco Louw, Marcel vd Merwe
    Locks: Eben, Lood, PSDT, Ruan Botha, Mostert, Kleyn, RG Jansen, Jason Jenkins
    Flanks: Jaco Kriel, Lappies, Whitely, Vermeulen, Philip vd Walt, Haro Liebenberg, Arno Botha, Kolisi, Boom, Minnie, du Preez twins, Paul Schoeman
    SH: Paige, Piet van Syl, JP Smith, Faf, Reinach, Ross Cronje
    FH: Lambie, Pollard, Brandon Thomson, Fred Zeilinga, Marnitz, Tiaan Schoeman,
    Centre: Esterhuizen, Francois Venter, Harold Vorster, Stokkies Hanekom, Dries Swanepoel, de Allende, Serfontein, Kriel, Ruhan Jv Rensburg, Burger Odendaal.
    Wings: JPP, Mvovo, Rhule, Ulengo, Ismael, Combrinck, Sergeal, Volmink, Leolin Zas, Ngukana
    FB: Willie, Gelant, Andries Coetzee, Grant Hermanus, Curwin Bosch

    The biggest challenge is going to be to meet the national transformation targets!! Think therein lies our challenge.

    So players like Nyakane, Dweba, OX Nche, Ntubeni, Abongile Nonkontwana, Kolisi, Carr, Paige Zas, Ncgukana, Galant, Ismael and Ulengo will need to step up to the plate.

  • Comment 59, posted at 02.11.15 10:43:20 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 57) : Looking at the respective backlines. The Bulls and Lions look very strong. Bulls need their pack to man up again.
    Lions: Faf, Marnitz/Jaco vd Walt or Elton,Combrinck/Volmink, Mnisi/Harold Vorster, Ruhan/Stokkies, Skosan, Andries Coetzee/vd Walt.

    Bulls: Piet van Syl/Paige, Pollard/Schoeman, Ulengo, Burger Odendaal/Serfontein, Dries Swanepoel/Kriel, Travis Ismael/Houghaard, Gelant

  • Comment 60, posted at 02.11.15 10:48:00 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 59) : The other trick is getting the majority of those guys fit and firing at the same time.

  • Comment 61, posted at 02.11.15 10:55:15 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 60) : 100%…Bulls pack need to come to the party. Lions need to figure out how to defend whilst playing their expansive game.

  • Comment 62, posted at 02.11.15 10:58:24 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Birdie tells me the signing of Ruan Botha seems to be a done deal

  • Comment 63, posted at 02.11.15 11:00:30 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 63) : Yes, I also heard that it was fait accompli.
    Will be a great signing for the Sharks. Cheetahs have the same problem. We are great when Lood and Carl Wegner are fit, but up a strong creek with no canoe when they are injured.

  • Comment 64, posted at 02.11.15 11:48:33 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 64) : or when the Sharks sign Lood! ;-P

  • Comment 65, posted at 02.11.15 12:20:57 by JD Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 63) : @KingCheetah (Comment 64) : hope your info I’d correct as it will be good news after the whole Chili-saga!!!!

  • Comment 66, posted at 02.11.15 12:22:05 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 65) : Lol, that may happen, but only after 2016. I am fairly happy that Franco is developing from within, but there don’t seem to be many promising young locks in the Cheetahs structures at the moment. Lots of everything else, but not many locks.

  • Comment 67, posted at 02.11.15 13:29:39 by KingCheetah Reply

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