New Zealand, Australia finalise teams for #RWC2015 final

Each team will be looking to win the cup for the third time on Saturday at Twickenham.

FILE: Australia coach Michael Chieka meanwhile made just one change to his starting team. Picture: Rugby World Cup ‏@rugbyworldcup.

JOHANNESBURG - The All Blacks and Wallabies have finalised their teams for Saturday's Rugby World Cup Final.

Unsurprisingly, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named the same 23-man squad that defeated the Springboks in the semi-finals last weekend.

Hansen admitted that loosehead prop Wyatt Crockett was expected to make a return to the side, but picked up another injury in training.

Australia coach Michael Chieka meanwhile made just one change to his starting team.

After recovering from an elbow injury, loosehead Scott Sio returns to the side, with James Slipper dropped to the bench. As a result, Toby Smith was axed from the squad.

NEW ZEALAND:

Ben Smith,

Nehe Milner-Skudder,

Conrad Smith,

Ma'a Nonu,

Julian Savea,

Dan Carter,

Aaron Smith,

Kieran Read,

Richie McCaw (captain),

Jerome Kaino,

Sam Whitelock,

Brodie Retallick,

Owen Franks,

Dane Coles,

Joe Moody

Reserves:

Keven Mealamu,

Ben Franks,

Charlie Faumuina,

Victor Vito,

Sam Cane,

Tawera Kerr-Barlow,

Beauden Barrett,

Sonny Bill Williams

AUSTRALIA:

Israel Folau,

Adam Ashley-Cooper,

Tevita Kuridrani,

Matt Giteau,

Drew Mitchell,

Bernard Foley,

Will Genia,

David Pocock,

Michael Hooper,

Scott Fardy,

Rob Simmons,

Kane Douglas,

Sekope Kepu,

Stephen Moore (captain),

Scott Sio.

Reserves:

Tatafu Polota-Nau,

James Slipper,

Greg Holmes,

Dean Mumm,

Ben McCalman,

Nick Phipps,

Matt Toomua,

Kurtley Beale.

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