Rugby: New Zealand thump Australia 34-17 to retain World Cup

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New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (L) holds the Webb Ellis Cup next to New Zealand's fly half Dan Carter as they celebrate with teammates after winning the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London. (AFP)

New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (L) holds the Webb Ellis Cup next to New Zealand's fly half Dan Carter as they celebrate with teammates after winning the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London. (AFP)

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New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (C) is pictured as his team perform the haka before the start of the final match. (AFP)

New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (C) is pictured as his team perform the haka before the start of the final match. (AFP)

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New Zealand's players perform the haka before their Rugby World Cup Final against Australia at Twickenham. (REUTERS)

New Zealand's players perform the haka before their Rugby World Cup Final against Australia at Twickenham. (REUTERS)

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New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (C) lifts the Webb Ellis Cup after winning 34-17 during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. (AFP)

New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (C) lifts the Webb Ellis Cup after winning 34-17 during the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. (AFP)

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Australia's hooker and captain Stephen Moore (C) runs to evade New Zealand's number 8 Kieran Read (L) and New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (2R). (AFP)

Australia's hooker and captain Stephen Moore (C) runs to evade New Zealand's number 8 Kieran Read (L) and New Zealand's flanker and captain Richie McCaw (2R). (AFP)

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New Zealand's fly half Dan Carter kicks a penalty during the final. (AFP)

New Zealand's fly half Dan Carter kicks a penalty during the final. (AFP)

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The Red Arrows fly above Twickenham Stadium before the start of the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London. (AFP)

The Red Arrows fly above Twickenham Stadium before the start of the final match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Twickenham stadium, south west London. (AFP)

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Australian fans watch the final on a big screen in a Sydney sports bar. (AFP)

Australian fans watch the final on a big screen in a Sydney sports bar. (AFP)

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New Zealand's lock Sam Whitelock (R) is tackled by Australia's prop Sekope Kepu (L) during the final. (AFP)

New Zealand's lock Sam Whitelock (R) is tackled by Australia's prop Sekope Kepu (L) during the final. (AFP)

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