Rugby World Cup finals are close affairs. Never one by more than a few points and always go down to wire. Every battle across the pitch is key, but this weekend the battle of the back row will be where the match is won and lost.
Australia have made one change for Saturday’s World Cup final against New Zealand with Scott Sio starting at Loosehead in an otherwise unchanged lineup from to the Wallabies’ side that defeated Argentina last Sunday.
After 43 wonderful days of international rugby, the Rugby World Cup finally came to an end on Saturday, with New Zealand lifting the trophy for the third time in their history, defeating Australia, 34-17.
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw will be available for Saturday's World Cup final after World Rugby declined to cite the influential flanker for his collision with South Africa's Francois Louw during last Saturday's semi-final.
World Rugby has announced the shortlist for the inaugural Breakthrough Player of the Year 2015 award, with the winner set to be revealed at the World Rugby Awards dinner at Battersea Evolution, London, on 1 November.