World Cup

Wallabies edge sterile sideshow

RYAN VREDE watched Australia stutter to an uninspiring 21-18 victory over Wales in the World Cup bronze medal match at Eden Park.

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Traille in final mix

Marc Lievremont has named the French bench for Sunday’s World Cup final at Eden Park.

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France shun media hype

The French have avoided all forms of media in the build up to the World Cup final and will draw confidence from their recent successes against the All Blacks.

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Carter: Cruden taken his chance

Dan Carter has given Aaron Cruden his stamp of approval ahead of the All Blacks’ World Cup final meeting with France on Sunday.

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Rugby rocks the world

It seems the entire rugby world is watching New Zealand at the moment – at least on World Cup weekends.

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Lomu lifts Wallabies’ spirits

Rugby legend Jonah Lomu’s visit to the Australian squad has given the beaten semi-finalists perspective that there are things greater than a rugby tournament.

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Beale back for Wallabies

Kurtley Beale has recovered from injury and will start against Wales in Friday’s third-place play-off.

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