Video: New Zealand 8 –France 7 (Rugby World Cup 2011 Final Highlights)
New Zealand defeated France by a score of 8-7 to win the 2011 Rugby World Cup at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday. The victory gives the IRB ranked #1 All Blacks their first title since 1987.
A try after 15 minutes from prop Tony Woodcock and a penalty from fourth-choice flyhalf Stephen Donald put New Zealand up 8-0. France responded with a try from Man of the Match Thierry Dusautoir in the 47th and a conversion from Francois Trinh-Duc two minutes later before being held back by the tournament hosts for the final 30 minutes of the match.
Check out our Rugby World Cup 2011 section for more coverage of this year’s tournament.