The all blacks came into the rugby World Cup as the team to beat. They were the defending champs, they were looking to win back to back titles. Their first game was against Argentina they struggled against the Pumas, but the all blacks came away with the win.
The next couple of matches were convincing victories and with all the wins they advanced to the quarters. They played France and they absolutely smashed them. They then played South Africa in the semis.
They fought hard and narrowly won 18-20. They would face Australia in the finals. For many veterans it would be the last time playing in black for them. The all blacks came out looking confident and ready to go. They played well in the first half and in the second half the game was close, with all blacks fullback Ben Smith being yellow carded.
The game was close until local taranaki man Beauden Barrett scored in the 78th minute sealing the deal for New Zealand.
All blacks are world champions once again.