Watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 All Blacks Final in New Zealand: Eden Park Match Screening


Watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 All Blacks Final in New Zealand: Eden Park Match Screening

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The All Blacks have secured a remarkable chance at winning their fourth Rugby World Cup title, following a dominant 44-6 victory over Argentina in the semifinal on Saturday.

This achievement is already a historic milestone, as New Zealand has reached the final for an unprecedented fifth time. In the final, they will face the reigning champions, South Africa, who clinched a dramatic one-point win over England on Sunday.

The standout performer of the semifinal was Will Jordan, who scored a hat-trick, including a spectacular try where he executed a chip kick to himself. This pushed his tournament try count to eight, a feat that draws him level with legendary figures like Jonah Lomu (1999), Bryan Habana (2007), and Julian Savea (2015) for the most tries in a single Rugby World Cup.

Both finalist teams, the All Blacks and South Africa, experienced defeats in the pool stage. New Zealand fell to France, while South Africa lost to Ireland. Remarkably, they later overcame these very teams in the quarter-finals.

New Zealand boasts impressive statistics at the World Cup, leading in red-zone efficiency (averaging 3.89 points per entry into the opposition 22), line-breaks (13.5 per game), and carries over the gain-line (84.5 per game, leading at 61%). They also excel in scrum success (94%) and lineout success (98%).

On the other hand, South Africa has conceded the third-fewest penalties (an average of 8.5 per match) and is known for making the most dominant tackles (14.3 per match). Notably, Eben Etzebeth and Damian de Allende stand out, with eight dominant tackles each, second only to England’s Tom Curry in the tournament. Franco Mostert is equally impressive, making all 19 of his tackles in the semifinal.

This highly anticipated final is capturing the attention of fans from both New Zealand and South Africa. John Smit, the 2007 World Cup-winning captain, highlighted the deep respect between the two nations, making this clash one of the most eagerly awaited matches.

For those eager to catch the Rugby World Cup final, the kickoff time in New Zealand is 8 am on Sunday, October 29. The venue for the final showdown is the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

As for the odds, New Zealand is the favorite, with odds of $1.67 to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, while South Africa is at $2.10.

To follow the Rugby World Cup final, you can stay updated on or listen to commentary on various platforms. Eden Park will broadcast the final on its massive 31×11-meter superscreen. The iconic stadium, known as the home of rugby in New Zealand, will offer free admission, allowing fans to enjoy the action from the field or the stands. However, no chairs will be allowed to preserve the field.

Eden Park CEO Nick Sautner expressed the historical significance of the venue, recounting memorable moments from past Rugby World Cups held there, including Sir Michael Jones’ debut try in 1987 and the All Blacks’ victory in 2011.

For those interested in the bronze final, Argentina will face England at Stade de France on the day before the final, with the match scheduled for 8 am on Saturday, October 28 (NZT).


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