2015 RWC Final: Wallabies v All Blacks – World Cup Flashbacks

by Paul Cook - The early hours of tomorrow morning will see either Australia or New Zealand win a record third World Cup as the two Antipodean heavyweights clash for the first time ever in the game’s showpiece decider. One of the fiercest rivalries in international rugby has been played out on the world stage before of course, but only at semi-final time in 1991, 2003 and 2011. The Wallabies edge that particular series 2-1 with a win in Dublin in 1991 sending them on to their first William Webb Ellis trophy, while a repeat performance 12 years later in Sydney earned a place in the epic 2003 final, decided by a Jonny Wilkinson drop goal. The most recent encounter was only four years ago at the last tournament, where a fired up All Blacks gained some revenge at the graveyard of Wallaby dreams, Eden Park, before going on to claim their second title a week later against France. Rugby News caught up with three former Wallaby greats this week – Simon Poidevin, Lote Tuqiri and Pat McC
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