New Zealand vs Australia: Live Score, Highlights from Rugby World Cup 2015 Final

Danny Coyle@dannyjpcoyleFeatured ColumnistOctober 31, 2015

New Zealand's flanker Jerome Kaino (C-L) and New Zealand's centre Sonny Bill Williams (C-R) celebrate with teammates  after winning  the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London, on October 31, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFERESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE, NO USE IN LIVE MATCH TRACKING SERVICES, TO BE USED AS NON-SEQUENTIAL STILLS        (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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FULL-TIME: NEW ZEALAND 34-17 AUSTRALIA

New Zealand secured a second straight World Cup with a thrilling win over Australia at Twickenham.

They raced into a 16-3 half-time lead but had to stave off a second-half fight-back from the Wallabies as the score narrowed to 21-17.

But a Dan Carter drop goal and a penalty shortly afterwards kept the Australians seven points behind, before Beauden Barrett's late breakaway score added a gloss to the scoreline and sealed a historic double for Richie McCaw and his men.

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