The All Blacks are favourites to become the first nation to win back-to-back World Cup titles but we look at 10 key stats to consider ahead of Monday’s (AEDT) decider against the Wallabies at Twickenham.
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No team has ever won the World Cup three times; New Zealand and Australia have each won it twice (level with South Africa).
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If the All Blacks win it would be their first World Cup title outside of New Zealand, with their 1987 and 2011 victories both coming on home soil.
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Either the All Blacks or Australia have featured in six of the seven World Cup finals - three times each - but never against each other.
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Australia have won all six World Cup matches that they have played at Twickenham, including the 1991 final when they beat England 12-6 in the showpiece event.
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Of the five World Cup finals to have had at least one try scored, the team who has scored the opening try has won the game four times; the one exception is the 2003 final in which Australia scored the first try but lost out to England.
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The side winning at half time has won all previous six World Cup finals.
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The winner of the Rugby Championship or Tri-Nations has never gone on to win the World Cup in the same year; Australia are the current holders of the title.
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New Zealand are aiming to become the first side to win back-to-back World Cups; Australia (1999-2003) and England (2003-2007) both reached the final after winning the previous tournament, but fell at the last hurdle.
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New Zealand captain Richie McCaw will equal English prop Jason Leonard as the joint most-capped player in World Cup history in what will be his 22nd appearance in the tournament.
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One more try for All Blacks wing Julian Savea would be his ninth at this World Cup and would set a record for the most tries scored in a single edition of the tournament.