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Springboks claim third in World Cup as greats of the game wave goodbye
Argentina attacked as ambitiously as ever but couldn’t find the finishes they needed.
Peter Stringer: McCaw got a standing ovation in '01 and hasn't let up since
Our World Cup columnist looks at what makes the New Zealand captain such a legend of the game.
The tactics the Wallabies didn't want you to see... or did they?
We bet Kieran Read is super rattled right now.
Wales move to retain Shaun Edwards and the rest of Gatland's back room team until next World Cup
Gatland omitted Edwards from his Lions touring party in favour of Andy Farrell, but wants him by his side until 2019.
'He likes a beer, he likes a laugh and he's nice company' - Hansen lauds Carter
The 33-year-old out-half ends his New Zealand career after tomorrow’s World Cup final.
World Rugby Player of the Year nominees revealed
However, no Irish player makes the shortlist.
Referee's tale of the whistle, the whisky and the shotgun
Nigel Owens will take charge of the World Cup decider tomorrow.
'It's better to switch off from it completely' - World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson's mind
Henderson says he still hasn’t watched back the full game of Ireland’s World Cup exit.
Toulon-bound Ma'a Nonu aiming to finish All Blacks 'dream' in glory
Leinster will have to deal with the Kiwi centre later this season.
Adam Ashley-Cooper ranks as one of Australia's all-time greats
The Bordeaux-bound wing has been one of the Wallabies’ best servants of all.
'I always take a moment during the week to realise how lucky I am' - McCaw
The 34-year-old is expected to retire after New Zealand’s World Cup final against Australia tomorrow.
Lynne Cantwell: BOD and D'Arcy had it, All Blacks Nonu and Smith have it too
Our World Cup columnist looks at the strength of the All Blacks’ centre pairing.
One fan is hoping to raise £30,000 for a paralysed ex-Ivory Coast rugby player
Christopher Ackermann believes the support provided to former Ivory Coast winger Max Brito, since his injury, has been inadequate.
Cheika: 'We're not all guys camped out by the billabong, wearing cork hats'
Michael Cheika provided some laughs this afternoon in London.
Japan in running with heavyweights for World Rugby team award after tournament heroics
Michael Cheika is on the shortlist for the top coach award, meanwhile.
Australia welcome back Scott Sio for World Cup final against New Zealand
Cheika has made just one change for Saturday’s final.
Richie McCaw refuses to admit World Cup final will be his last game of rugby
The 34-year-old is widely expected to hang up his boots following Saturday’s clash with Australia.
'They can call us whatever they want. Being Aussies, they probably will'
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen isn’t too concerned about what the Australians are and aren’t saying.
Munster fans will get the chance to watch their newest signing in action tomorrow
Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino starts as Argentina face South Africa in the bronze final.
New Zealand's team to face Australia contains seven starters from the 2011 final
Dan Carter and Richie McCaw could both be playing their final games for the All Blacks
Munster sign 2 new players on short-term deals
A Rugby World Cup player and a former Ulster flanker have signed with the province.
A 4-year plan in fast forward? Michael Cheika is 80 minutes from coaching greatness
With club successes in two hemispheres, the former Leinster coach will be king of the world if he beats New Zealand this weekend.
2001 Lions villain Grey demands defensive aggression from Cheika's Wallabies
The former Australia centre is a key part of Michael Cheika’s coaching staff.
Letter from London: Should we be calling them the All Blacks?
There’s a theory that Michael Cheika’s Australians have been avoiding the famous moniker.
We pick our combined Australia and New Zealand team ahead of the World Cup final
We pick our ultimate XV from this year’s World Cup final.
Matfield to captain Springboks in final game before retirement
Also, Ruan Pienaar is back in the starting line-up.
The42's virtually impossible 2015 Rugby World Cup quiz
It’s harder than figuring out how Richie McCaw gets away with all those offsides.
Analysis: All Blacks will have to target ludicrously effective David Pocock
The Wallabies number eight must be dealt with aggressively and in numbers.
At the risk of jumping the gun, this RWC final is definitely going to be the best RWC final
Though in fairness, it doesn’t have many classics to compete with.
Two of rugby's deep thinkers will go head-to-head in the RWC final
Wayne Smith’s defence will attempt to nullify and exploit Stephen Larkham’s attack.
Gloriously old-school Ben Smith is one of the world's greatest players
The New Zealand fullback spent a gap year working and playing in Bristol.
Pocock says he'll organise RWC final tickets for 'legend' David Attenborough
The Australia back row says the broadcaster is a ‘big hero of mine.’
Bowe ruled out for six months as Henderson sidelined with hand injury
The Ireland lock will miss up to six weeks of action.
2011 has little bearing for Milner-Skudder and the latest breed of All Blacks
Many of the current World Cup squad watched the 2011 victory on television.
Peter Stringer: The smallest man in the World Cup final might have the biggest say
Our World Cup columnist looks at the All Blacks’ brilliant scrum-half, Aaron Smith.
'We've got the jokers, the lovers, the fighters, a team of diversity'
David Pocock ‘is a really interesting character,’ says Michael Cheika.
World Rugby appoint Nigel Owens to referee the World Cup final
Irishman John Lacey will referee Friday night’s bronze final between Argentina and South Africa.
These are the nominees for the first Breakthrough Player of the Year award
Nehe Milner-Skudder, Mark Bennett and Vasil Lobzhanidze have all showed superb form.
'They tore Ireland apart last week, and we had to work hard to stop them' - Cheika praises defensive effort
Despite scoring four tries, Cheika says defence was key.
Finishing was the easy part, AAC's tries were thanks to three sensational assists
Take a bow, Giteau, Foley and Mitchell.