• The final reckoning

    JOHN MITCHELL previews the World Cup decider and explains why the third-place play-off matters.

    There is no doubt that the two best teams at the 2015 Rugby World Cup have reached the final. Both Australia and New Zealand:

    •     explore all areas of space on the field
    •     can beat players man-on-man
    •     transition quickly between defence and attack
    •     are able to get their shape back swiftly

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