Ground staff performed the haka and a crowd of about 4,000 people greeted the champions upon their arrival at Auckland airport.Read the full story ›
Sonny Bill Williams has been presented with a new Rugby World Cup winners medal after he gifted his to a young fan after the final yesterday.
The All Blacks midfielder said he had felt sorry for young fan Charlie Line, who had been tackled by a security guard as he ran onto the pitch at Twickenham, and wanted to make the occasion a "night to remember" for the youth.
But tournament organisers managed to "find a replacement" for two-time World Champion Sonny Bill, 30, and presented him with it at the World Rugby Awards tonight.
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Sonny Bill Williams gave his Rugby World Cup winners medal to a young boy who had been tackled by a security guard at Twickenham.Read the full story ›
Dan Carter and the New Zealand All Blacks reigned supreme at Twickenham, beating Australia 34 - 17 to become World Champions.Read the full story ›
Today's blockbuster duel between New Zealand and Australia will see the Southern hemisphere giants battle in a RWC final for the first time.Read the full story ›
Antipodean neighbours will square off at Twickenham later, with winner becoming the first three-time World Cup champion.Read the full story ›
The coach that led England to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup has backed Australia to be this year's champions.
Sir Clive Woodward told ITV News that this year's tournament has been "magic" for the Australian side, and personally thinks that they will beat New Zealand in tomorrow's final at Twickenham.
Sir Woodward said the Wallabies' "amazing" players David Pocock and Michael Hooper could be the edge Australia needs to take home the title.
The former England coach also told ITV News that England's disappointing result in this year's tournament was down to the type of players selected.
The final is scheduled to kick-off at 4.00pm on Saturday at Twickenham.
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Australia's rugby coach has accidentally revealed his team's strategy ahead of Saturday's World Cup Final against New Zealand.Read the full story ›
Australia will face neighbours New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final after a hat-trick from Adam Ashley-Cooper saw them past Argentina at Twickenham.
The match remained tight until Ashley-Cooper's third try gave the Wallabies room to breathe in the final moments, with the game finishing 15-29.
It means rivals Australia and New Zealand will play each other in a final for the first time since the Rugby World Cup began.
Argentina had become popular underdogs in the tournament after a run which saw them overcome Ireland in the quarter final.