The All Blacks have asserted their dominance yet again. New Zealand survived a Wallaby fightback to clinch the World Rugby title beating Australia 34-17 at Twickenham on Saturday. As we celebrate the success of World Rugby 2015, lets look at some of the best moments and quotes throughout the tournament.
Japan Beat South Africa: The opening week of the tournament saw one of the greatest shocks in the Rugby History as Japan beat South Africa 34-32.
Australia’s Best David Pocock: There is something about the player and his influence over each match. He continues to be the best that Australia has ever produced.
Extraordinary Gesture: The Telegraph UK points out the “extraordinarily touching gesture” by Adam Ashley-Cooper when climbing the steps at Twickenham to be with his dying friend, Guy Grinham.
Nigel Owens’ Best Put Down: Referee Nigel Owens put down Stuart Hogg of Scotland brilliantly as the referee asked him not to behave like a footballer on field. Owen said, “If you want to dive like that again, come back here in two weeks and play, not today.”
Australia’s Scott Fardy referring to coach Michael Cheika: “I don’t think ‘Check’ even knew there were bonus points in the tournament.”
Nigel Owens to New Zealand’s Dan Carter in the final: “Don’t swear, now, you’re on telly, mun.”
Adam Ashley-Cooper’s response to Danny Cipriani: “It’s just nice that Danny is tweeting about someone other than himself. He’s a good bloke and I enjoy his selfies a lot. He can say what he likes, he wouldn’t ever be a part of our team.”
Eddie Jones speaking about Japan’s 37-year-old Hitoshi Ono: “If you want a strong child make sure they get brought up on a dairy farm, deliver the papers every morning, drink 10 beers a night. You should do a documentary on longevity, milk, newspapers and beer.”