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New Zealand - Australia
World Cup - 31 October 2015

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Worthy winners. Thank you so much for joining me this evening - and joining us throughout the tournament. Goodnight!

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FULL-TIME, and New Zealand win the World Cup for the third time.

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Carter converts, and though they get chance to kick off again, that's pretty much it.

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TRY! That's that, then. Ben Smith's clever decision-making makes up for that earlier yellow card, and Barrett runs on and gets it over the line.

77' 

Australia have never given up battling, they've been pushing and pushing but just haven't found that final edge when they haven't had the man advantage.

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What an amazing kick from Carter, bringing the New Zealand lead back up to ten points with his longest kick of the tournament.

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And Australia are penalised for collapsing in the scrum again. Penalty to be taken by Daniel Carter - but that needs some real range on it.

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Nigel Owens tells the props to keep their feet strong as they prepare to go in again.

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DROP GOAL! Oh, Daniel Carter. The fulcrum of the All Blacks team with a marvellous quick step, creating himself space for a nifty drop over the posts.

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So we're into the last 13 minutes - and the All Blacks have been reduced to a minimal four-point advantage. One score now could prove the difference.

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Ben Smith is back on. What a costly sin-bin.

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And there's Foley with the conversion, as if you doubted it.

63'

TRY! Now then! There's Kuridrani over, thanks to great creativity from Beale again, who's been very good this afternoon.

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Smith is ready to come back on as soon as he's allowed.

60' 

Nigel Owens has picked Australia up for not releasing a lot so far this afternoon.

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And Foley converts. That closes the gap just a touch - can Australia stage a great comeback?

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TRY! And Pocock finishes off the move! He takes advantage of that extra space left by the exit of Smith as the Wallabies push forward.

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"You might want to look at that again," the TV official tells Nigel Owens. He does, and promptly sends Smith to the sin-bin.

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Smith upends Mitchell, who's on the charge once more - he's got his hands around his legs and tips him upside-down. He immediately apologises.

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What a clever interception by Beale! He's trying to go it alone and finally concedes he needs some help, but his pass isn't quite on par.

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Mitchell's trying to create something for Australia now, but Richie McCaw isn't having any of it.

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And meanwhile the crowd decide to start singing 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot'. Really, chaps? Really?

48'

The All Blacks are currently having around 70 per cent of the possession. They are heading towards being absolutely rampant.

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Carter misses the conversion. How very odd.

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TRY! And what a try! And what a man to score it! There's Ma'a Nonu, who's been terrific all afternoon. He gets the ball and makes a fantastic run, going half the length of the pitch, running inside and powering off on the diagonal.

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Sonny Bill Williams has replaced Conrad Smith.

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Dan Carter gets us under way for the second half, then.

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And of course Dan Carter adds the extras. New Zealand lead 16-3 at half-time.

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TRY! And it's Nehe Milner-Skudder, who's been wonderful this tournament. He finds himself in so much space on the right wing, and a neat exchange of passes gives him his chance.

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New Zealand don't want all their points from the boot - they're looking to run it again now.

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Did anyone expect anything else. Absolute perfection from Dan Carter, three out of three so far.

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40 metres out, and Carter gets another chance to pile on some more points.

34' 

Genia's offside - penalty to the All Blacks.

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Too many handling errors happening here.

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Poor Matt Giteau won't be coming back on to finish his Test career in style - he took a knock to the head and he can't continue.

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And Carter himself punishes the foul.

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Penalty - a high tackle on Carter. Kepu had his arm round his opponent's throat.

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Read seems to be struggling out there with that knock he's taken.

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Hooper grabs that back and it's Australia moving forward again. End to end now.

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A couple of late tackles flying in here. Carter has the opportunity to kick forward again.

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Penalty to the All Blacks is taken quickly - and they may regret that as Australia quickly get a penalty back as their opponents fail to release. Good work from Pocock.

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Penalty to the All Blacks as Australia fail to roll away - they kick for touch and it's a line-out about three yards out. Great chance.

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New Zealand are really showing off with some slick running rugby at the moment - they're looking very good.

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What a nasty landing for Douglas, with his leg almost tucked beneath him. He won't be able to carry on.

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Bernard Foley levels things up.

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Binding offence in the scrum, and Australia have a penalty kick.

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A knock-on from Smith B, who tries to look innocent but is shamefaced. Australia have a glimpse of their first opportunity.

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McCaw leading by example there, getting right in the mix and winning the ball back.

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Daniel Carter gets us up and running with an excellent kick.

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Milner-Skudder takes it down the right and is halted in this tracks; it moves out to the left and Nonu and Savea look to link up there. Penalty to New Zealand - Pocock penalised at the ruck for hands.

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Cleared, but the All Blacks are looking to mount the next attack.

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Knock forward from Genia - scrum to New Zealand, about 12 metres out.

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And Nonu begins one of his runs forward. Australia have their work cut out here.

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Great work from Retallick, charging down the ball and getting it out to the line-out.

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Australia kick us off.

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New Zealand perform the haka; Australia stare them down.

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KYLIE IS AT TWICKENHAM.

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Australia's anthem next.

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New Zealand sing their anthem first, supported by the choir.

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The teams run out as nine of the Red Arrows fly over Twickenham Stadium.

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TEAMS: New Zealand - Smith B, Milner-Skudder, Smith C, Nonu, Savea, Carter, Smith A, Read, McCaw, Kaino, Whitelock, Retallick, Franks, Coles, Moody. /// Australia - Folau, Ashley-Cooper, Kuridrani, Giteau, Mitchell, Foley, Genia, Pocock, Hooper, Fardy, Simmons, Douglas, Kepu, Moore, Sio.

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George Gregan: "You've got to enjoy the moment...You've got to back yourself and play. It's the biggest game of your life. You've got to play. The team that settles down and does that has the best chance to win."

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15:00 

Good afternoon, all, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Rugby World Cup final - New Zealand v Australia.