Saturday, 31 October 2015
New Zealand celebrate with a Haka as they win third Rugby World Cup
A television audience of millions watched New Zealand make history to become the first team ever to retain the Rugby World Cup as they thrashed Australia at Twickenham 34-17 to lift the Webb Ellis trophy before celebrating with a Haka (main).
Prince Harry handed out the medals to both sides at the final whistle, consoling the Wallaby players (top right) and hugging the joyous New Zealanders. The final lived up to its expectations with a flurry of tries from both sides, but ultimately the All Blacks proved too much for the Wallabies. Dan Carter, playing in his first - and last - World Cup final, scored 19 points. The match was played in front of a packed Twickenham with Prince William and Prince Philip (bottom right) as well as Prince Albert of Monaco watching from the royal box. Celebrities and VIPs including Kylie Minogue, Rupert Murdoch and his new girlfriend Jerry Hall, and Richard Branson cheered the sides on. Celebrations opened with a breath-taking aerial show before kick-off by the Red Arrows.