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New Zealand Beat Australia to Retain Rugby World Cup

New Zealand became the first team to retain the World Cup after they held off a fierce Australian comeback to win a thrilling final at Twickenham.

Wonderful tries by Nehe Milner-Skudder and Ma’a Nonu gave the All Blacks a 21-3 lead before David Pocock and Tevita Kuridrani cut the gap to four points.

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But Dan Carter landed a nerveless long-distance drop-goal and penalty.

And when Beauden Barrett scored from Ben Smith’s clearing kick, New Zealand were the first three-time champions