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New Zealand leave Australia no chance to take third Rugby World Cup title

New Zealand ran out predictable winners of the 2015 World Cup, the team nearly everyone backed to retain the trophy that is a matter of national

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New Zealand leave Australia no chance to take third Rugby World Cup title

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New Zealand ran out predictable winners of the 2015 World Cup, the team nearly everyone backed to retain the trophy that is a matter of national pride for the Pacific nation.

It is their third title, and despite failing to dazzle in the competition’s early stages, their quarter final demolition of France and then surgical strike on South Africa left no-one in any doubt that this was the team of the tournament.

Dan Carter was made man of the match for his swan-song and although it took the All Blacks 38 minutes to score their first try, they ran in three in the end as Australia hardly troubled the Kiwi’s 22 for long periods.

The final score was 34-17, closer than the gulf that separated the two sides on the pitch.