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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