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Rivals New Zealand and Australia ready for Rugby World Cup clash

Both teams are known for playing adventurous, attacking rugby Credit: Reuters

Australia and New Zealand are set to go head-to-head in Twickenham as the Rugby World Cup final draws near.

The winner will become the first three-time champion, and if it's New Zealand the will become the first nation to claim back-to-back world titles.

The last two World Cup finals have produced a total of just two tries, but this looks set to be an exciting match as the Antipodean neighbours square off against each other - both the Wallabies and the All Blacks known for playing adventurous, attacking rugby.

The winner will lift the William Webb Ellis Cup Credit: PA

Australia have been a thorn in the side of New Zealand at World Cup matched, winning the tournament twice, in 1991 and 1999, and knocking the All Blacks out of the 2003 tournament.

"The pressure will be on both teams, but I don't think that will inhibit either one of them," Steve Hansen, New Zealand's head coach, said.

"The Australian team will play to their strengths, and we will play to ours. Given the conditions are okay, I think we will see some running rugby."

Earlier Australia coach Michael Cheika urged his team to leave their comfort zone and achieve greatness by toppling the All Blacks.

Steve Hansen, New Zealand's head coach, said the pressure was on for both sides Credit: PA

There was embarrassment for Cheika later, though after had and his assistant Mario Ledesma accidentally revealed elements of the Australia game plan.

The two were photographed at the captain's run at Twickenham, conspicuously holding pieces of paper carrying details that were intended to remain secret.

The stakes couldn't be higher.

The winner will lift the William Webb Ellis Cup, with the silverwear to be presented by Prince Harry.

The final is scheduled to kick-off at 4pm.