New Zealand

All Blacks remember Jerry Collins on birthday

World Cup-winning All Blacks Jerome Kaino, Dan Carter, Sonny Bill Williams, Liam Messam and Ma'a Nonu took the Webb Ellis Cup to Wellington to pay their respects to late team-mate Jerry Collins, who died in a car crash in June.

Back-rower Collins, who played 48 times for New Zealand, would have turned 35 today.

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Match report and highlights: New Zealand 34-17 Australia

New Zealand made sporting history at Twickenham as they became the first team to be crowned Rugby World Cup winners for a second successive time.

Tries in each half by wing Nehe Milner-Skudder and centre Ma'a Nonu, followed by a late Beauden Barrett breakaway score, plus 19 points from All Blacks fly-half Dan Carter - including an important late drop-goal - in his 112th and final Test before joining French club Racing 92, saw New Zealand home 34-17.

New Zealand were superb throughout the tournament.

Credit: PA