The All Blacks did what nobody before them has ever managed to do as they beat the Wallabies to go back to back and retain the Rugby World Cup. Their 34-17 victory takes them to three title wins, ahead of South Africa and Australia who remain on two.
The defending champions looked comfortable at halftime but a Ben Smith yellow card gave Australia the chance to get within four points, before New Zealand pulled away yet again.
While the match was a farewell for a number of stars, captain Richie McCaw wouldn’t give too much away when asked whether it was his final All Blacks match or not. He hinted at wanting to play more, but will no doubt take time to soak up the moment, then make a decision.
We’ll have more reaction throughout the week. For now you can see full highlights above, with post match celebrations and interviews below
Trophy Presentation and Celebrations
All Blacks celebrate with Ka Mate Haka for the fans
Captain Richie McCaw on his proudest ever moment
Coach Steve Hansen ‘really proud of the boys’
Julian Savea lost for words following RWC victory
Stephen Moore on how NZ thoroughly deserved the win
Wallaby coach Michael Cheika: ‘They deserve to be world champions’