All Blacks win the World Cup
The Final Score 8 – 7 To ALL BLACKS
“No one can ever take this away from this group,” All Black captain Richie McCaw said. “I think the whole country should be proud of every single one of them. I’m just so proud of every single one of the guys. We couldn’t have been under any more pressure. Everyone dug as deep as they can.”
“Marvelous. I’m so proud to be a New Zealander,” All Blacks coach Graham Henry said. “It’s something we’ve dreamed of for a while. We can rest in peace.”
The other side…
“I feel immensely sad and immensely proud at the same time,” France coach Marc Lievremont said. “People have always said and thought that the All Blacks were the greatest team of all time, but tonight I think it’s the France team that was great, and even immense. It’s tough to take, we needed a little bit more.”
“Obviously we are very, very sad about the result,” French captain and man-of-the-match Thierry Dusautoir said after the 8-7 Eden Park defeat.