Swanny’s World of Sport - All Blacks v Aussies - the final everybody wanted

World Cup Final referee Nigel Owens.
World Cup Final referee Nigel Owens.
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WORLD CUP PROBLEMS 1

So we have the final most neutrals, including the referees apparently, wanted in the Rugby Union World Cup.

Let’s hope it stays dry and New Zealand and Australia show Twickenham what attractive, running rugby union looks like . . . if Welsh windbag referee Nigel Owens lets the players stay centre stage of course.

But why is the match taking place at 4pm on a Saturday when fans of other sports won’t be able to watch it?

WORLD CUP PROBLEMS 2

England’s early exit from the competition was a blessing.

The knockout matches have been of such a high quality (referees and TMOs aside) the lumbering likes of Chris Robshaw and Sam Burgess were quickly forgotten.