South Africa and New Zealand legends give their thoughts ahead of the Rugby World Cup final

Williams and Marshall react after New Zealand defeated South Africa 20-18 to reach the Rugby World Cup 2015 Final.

Rugby World Cup 1995 winner Williams commented:

It was technically a really interesting game to watch and the best team won as they scored two tries. We were defensively very sound but I think New Zealand got their tactics correct and deserved the victory.

“I honestly believe that New Zealand will be the first team to win the Rugby World Cup twice in a row and they deserve that as they have consistently been the number one team over the last few years.

Justin Marshall

Eighty-one capped Marshall commented:

I thought that New Zealand’s superior fitness and technique would have got them over the line but it was much more of an arm wrestle than I thought.”

“In the first half they had the right tactics and had obviously done their homework but key moments weren’t being executed such as the Savea dropped ball when he had a kick through for the line.”

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