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Watch New Zealand v Australia World Cup Final live on ITV

Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper on the charge against the All Blacks earlier in the year.

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This Saturday, John Inverdale presents live coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2015 final at Twickenham. Southern hemisphere giants – and rivals – New Zealand and Australia have both won the World Cup twice but have never met in the final before until now.

Jonny Wilkinson, Michael Lynagh and Sean Fitzpatrick join John in the studio, and pitchside analysis comes from Francois Pienaar, Clive Woodward and Brian O'Driscoll. With commentary by Nick Mullins, Ben Kay and Lawrence Dallaglio.

Watch live coverage on ITV and ITV Player on Saturday 31st October at 3pm – and play along with us on our free RWC 2015 app (Android/iOS).

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McCaw focused solely on lifting trophy and not retirement

It is widely expected that Richie McCaw will retire after Saturday's World Cup final against Australia, and yet New Zealand's decorated captain is still refusing make an announcement.

All Blacks boss Steve Hansen continually hails McCaw as "the game's greatest-ever captain", and the 34-year-old can cement that status by retaining the Webb Ellis Cup this weekend.

Richie McCaw could be playing the last game of his career this weekend.

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New Zealand name unchanged team for World Cup final

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw.

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Why change a winning team? The All Blacks line up for Saturday's final against Australia as they did against South Africa last weekend.

Starting XV: B Smith; N Milner-Skudder, C Smith, M Nonu, J Savea; D Carter, A Smith; J Moody, D Coles, O Franks, B Retallick, S Whitelock, J Kaino, R McCaw (capt), K Read.

Replacements: K Mealamu, B Franks, C Faumuina, V Vito, S Cane, T Kerr-Barlow, B Barrett, S B Williams.

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Dan Carter is the best fly-half ever - says Larkham

Stephen Larkham insists Australia will face the greatest fly-half of all time when they clash with New Zealand in Saturday's World Cup final at Twickenham.

Dan Carter will make his 112th Test appearance as the All Blacks' playmaker in chief when the world champions seek to become the first team to defend their crown by lifting the Webb Ellis Cup for an unprecedented third time.

Dan Carter has been in fine form during this tournament.

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