Oct 31, 2015 at 4pm UK at ​Twickenham

34-17

Milner-Skudder (39'), Nonu (42'), Barrett (79')
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Pocock (53'), Kuridrani (64')
Result: New Zealand win Rugby World Cup
Result: New Zealand win Rugby World Cup
New Zealand win an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup and become the first side to retain the trophy courtesy of a thrilling 34-17 victory over Australia in the final.
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Dan Carter hails "ultimate achievement"
Dan Carter says that playing a starring role in Saturday's World Cup final victory is the "ultimate achievement".
Nov 1, 14:48
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Michael Cheika makes light of World Cup final tactics leak
Michael Cheika laughs off suggestions that a tactics leak 24 hours before Saturday's World Cup final was to blame for the 34-17 defeat to New Zealand.
Nov 1, 11:48
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Ma'a Nonu: 'New Zealand need to stick together'
New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu tells Sports Mole that he is planning to make the most of his final 48 hours with the squad having clinched his second World Cup title.
Oct 31, 22:31
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Israel Folau: 'Australia must learn from World Cup final defeat'
Australia full-back Israel Folau insists that his side must learn from their 34-17 defeat at the hands of New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 31, 22:23
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Will Genia "sad" to see back of Richie McCaw, Dan Carter
Australia scrum-half Will Genia tells Sports Mole that it is "sad" to see the likes of Richie McCaw and Dan Carter retiring from the international game.
Oct 31, 22:16
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Ma'a Nonu: 'We kept emotions in check'
Retiring New Zealand centre Ma'a Nonu tells Sports Mole that his side did well to keep their emotions in check in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup final.
Oct 31, 22:07
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Israel Folau: 'Errors to blame for World Cup final defeat'
Australia full-back Israel Folau tells Sports Mole that his side made too many "simple errors" during the 34-17 defeat to New Zealand in the final of the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 31, 21:55
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Will Genia hails "incredible" progress under Michael Cheika
Australia scrum-half Will Genia praises head coach Michael Cheika for the impact that he has made on the team during his first year in charge.
Oct 31, 21:46
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Dan Carter backs new generation to "step up"
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter tells Sports Mole that the new generation of players will have no trouble filling the boots of the old guard making way.
Oct 31, 21:27
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Michael Cheika: 'David Pocock, Michael Hooper instrumental for Australia'
Australia head coach Michael Cheika tells Sports Mole that the pairing of David Pocock and Michael Hooper will play an "instrumental" part in the future of the team.
Oct 31, 21:09
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Dan Carter: 'It is a dream come true'
New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter tells Sports Mole that winning the Rugby World Cup after missing out through injury four years ago is a "dream come true".
Oct 31, 20:55
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Steve Hansen: 'Richie McCaw, Dan Carter greatest All Blacks ever'
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen tells Sports Mole that Richie McCaw and Dan Carter will go down as the two greatest All Blacks in history.
Oct 31, 20:43
The Match
Match Report
New Zealand win an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup and become the first side to retain the trophy courtesy of a thrilling 34-17 victory over Australia in the final.
Live Commentary
Relive Sports Mole's live text coverage of New Zealand's 34-17 win over Australia, as the All Blacks retained their Rugby World Cup crown.
HT Report
New Zealand score a try in the dying stages of the first half to take a 16-3 lead into the break of the Rugby World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham.
Preview
Sports Mole previews Saturday's 2015 Rugby World Cup final between Southern Hemisphere heavyweights Australia and New Zealand at Twickenham.
Head to Head
Aug 15, 2015 8.35am
New Zealand
41-13
Australia
Coles (22'), Nonu (51', 65'), Smith (54'), Try (48')
Folau (77')
Aug 8, 2015 11.05am
Oct 18, 2014 10am
Australia
28-29
New Zealand
Phipps (12'), Foley (38'), Ashley-Cooper (44')
Jane (15'), Coles (36'), Smith (69'), Fekitoa (80')
Aug 23, 2014 8.35am
New Zealand
51-20
Australia
Penalty (28'), Savea (31'), Read (50'), McCaw (54', 59'), Luatua (80')
Folau (62'), Hooper (65')

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