‘Rugby World Cup is going to be a good thing’ – John Tavares

The New Zealand Warriors have been crowned the Rugby World Cup champions.

In a historic moment for the sport, the Kiwis took on the hosts from the start of the tournament with a 5-0 win in Cardiff on Sunday night.

New Zealand’s victory was their first of the four tournament matches to be decided in a single match, with the winner going on to win the tournament.

New Zealander Richie McCaw has now won back-to-back games for the first time since November. 

It was also New Zealand’s second-straight victory for the All Blacks. 

New Zealand won the last tournament match between the sides in the 2015 Six Nations, losing 17-16 in Cardiff.