Many rugby fans all over the world are counting the hours till Saturday 31st of October when the finals of the thrill filled 2015 world cup will be held. The match will take place at the Twickenham stadium in London. The historic match will be between neighbors and longtime rivals New Zealand and Australia. The two have never met before in the finals and therefore this game could go either way. Most fans are expecting a surprise outcome since both teams have been pretty good.
The New Zealand side, known as the all blacks is clearly a strong contender. They have had a tremendous journey to the finals with their ruthlessness, efficiency and their incredible ability to score from any situation, be it running it from the line, kicking it and their very impressive powerful forward play that they have come to be known for giving them an upper hand. Their semifinal game against the South African team was a close one but they managed to beat the springboks 20-18 with tries from Jerome Kiano and wade Barrett.
All Blacks (1-15): Joe Moody, Dane Coles, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Sam Whitelock, Jerome Kaino, Richie McCaw (captain), Kieran Read, Aaron Smith, Dan Carter, Julian Savea, Ma’a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Ben Smith.
Australia will go to this game as the underdogs but we can’t ignore the fact that they managed to win the Rugby championship ahead of the All Blacks earlier in July through august. The Australians christened the wallabies have also impressed throughout the world cup with their ability to use width, mauls and their electric pace which will surely come in handy during Saturday’s game. They beat Argentina in the semifinals booking their place in the Saturday’s final.
Australia: Israel Folau; Adam Ashley-Cooper, Tevita Kuridrani, Matt Giteau, Drew Mitchell; Bernard Foley, Will Genia; James Slipper, Stephen Moore (capt), Sekope Kepu, Kane Douglas, Rob Simmons, Scott Fardy, Michael Hooper, David Pocock
Replacements: Tatafu Polota-Nau, Toby Smith, Greg Holmes, Dean Mumm, Ben McCalman, Nick Phipps, Matt Toomua, Kurtley Beale.
With the New Zealand captain Richie McCaw not playing the finals after appearing to deliberately elbow an opponent during their game with South Africa, this game could go either way.in the end, this will undoubtedly be a tight contest that will be decided by the team that turns up and makes the least mistakes.