New Zealand scripted history by winning the Rugby World Cup for the record third time on Saturday at Twickenham. The Kiwis crushed their neighbors Australia 34-17 in the finals. New Zealand are the first team to have managed to retain the Webb Ellis Cup.
Where to watch Rugby World Cup Final 2015
The preview show shall start at 3 pm. The match will be telecast live on ITV1. For enthusiasts missing the live show, an hour-long highlights package shall be aired live at 11:45 p.m. England Rugby 2015
Spectators and their safe return were given priority while fixing the kick-off time. England Rugby 2015 decided considering several factors in November 2013. Nigel Owens, a veteran of 67 tests has been selected as the referee of this crunch contest. The 44-year-old is the seventh man to officiate in a World Cup Final.
Commercially, the eighth Rugby World Cup has been a grand success, with 2.4 million tickets been sold. The match between Ireland and Romania witnessed 89,000 spectators in Wembley. The event has raked up £160m.
“The World Cup is our financial engine, responsible for 85% of our revenues. That money will be spent on grass-roots rugby and on training, helping the sport to become more competitive.”Revealed Brett Gosper, the chief executive of World Rugby.
The champions will receive the William Webb Ellis Cup, which has been given to each winner since the tournament started in 1987. According to Telegraph, its measurements are 38 cm in height and weighs 4.5 kgs. Ths cup is gilded with silver and the handles are shaped like a satyr and a nymph.
The Rugby cup will be presented by Prince Harry, who is a self-proclaimed Rugby fan.