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Video: The Moment Richie McCaw Lifts the Rugby World Cup With New Zealand

Video: The Moment Richie McCaw Lifts the Rugby World Cup With New Zealand

New Zealand are Rugby World Cup champions after beating Australia 34-17 in a superb final at Twickenham.

The victory caps an outstanding campaign for the All Blacks and sees them become the first team ever to retain the title.

Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ma’a Nonu and Beauden Barrett got the tries for New Zealand, with Dan Carter adding to those scores with some typically impressive kicking for two conversions, four penalties and a drop goal.

It was the perfect way for Carter to end his rugby career after previously missing their final win in 2011 through injury.

As for Australia, they fought hard with David Pocock and Tevita Kuridrani going in for tries and Bernard Foley scoring two conversions as well as a penalty.

It was also a crowning moment for captain Richie McCaw, who is likely to retire following this World Cup win.

He was first to get his hands on the Webb Ellis Cup and looked delighted as he held it aloft in front of his ecstatic team-mates:

It was another memorable moment in New Zealand rugby history and certainly cements this team – particularly Carter and McCaw – as one of the greatest to ever play the game.

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