NEW Zealand face Australia on Saturday October 31 at 4pm in the 2015 Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham and it will be the first time the two sides have met in the final.
They have been the best teams in the tournament and are ranked number one and number two in the world. They are southern hemisphere neighbours with a history of rivalry and we could well be in for a rugby classic as New Zealand look to break more records.
The All Blacks won the tournament four years ago and are going in as favourites. Captain Richie McCaw will add another Test cap to his record to take him to 148 and in the centre Ma´a Nonu and Conrad Smith will partner for the 62nd time in Test rugby.
Dan Carter’s record points total is 1,579 and he will be looking to take that figure higher on Saturday. Julian Savea can break the record for the most tries scored in a world cup if he crosses the line on Saturday. At the moment he is level with Jonah Lomu and Bryan Habana on a total of eight.
Australia and New Zealand have each won two World Cup tournaments so whichever nation lifts the trophy will become the first three time champions of the world. Michael Cheika, head coach of Australia, who took over a panel of players in disarray one year ago said,
“We want to be proud of what we do on Saturday and make Australians more proud of us by giving everything we have got.”