WHAT THE WALLABIES AND THE REST OF THE WORLD HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE WORLD CUP FINAL
“Well that hurt … congrats @AllBlacks, just too good. Couldn’t be more proud of this team and more importantly, to be AUSTRALIAN,” Wallabies winger ADAM ASHLEY-COOPER.
“I’m absolutely gutted,” Wallabies five-eighth BERNARD FOLEY.
“They have been probably the best team since the last World Cup and we wanted to challenge them as best as we could and I thought we did that tonight, but we still come up short,” Wallabies coach MICHAEL CHEIKA.
“Really disappointing way for this journey to end but really proud of this group of men. Have loved being part of it,” Wallabies backrower DAVID POCOCK.
“Congrats to @AllBlacks. Deserved the win tonight. Australia – sorry we couldn’t get the job done. Thanks for all the support,” POCOCK again.
“This is only the start. We had 11 months to work together and we’ve come this far in 11 months. I’m sure in four years’ time we’ll be a force to be reckoned with.” Wallabies prop SEKOPE KEPU.
“If you get moments like this, why would you ever call it a day?” All Blacks captain RICHIE MCCAW.
“I was just yelling at the ball, ‘Go! Go!,'” All Blacks five-eighth DAN CARTER on his field goal which halted the Wallabies’ second half rally.
“To be fair to the Australians I thought they played their hearts out so we should all give them a big shout as well, they did their country proud,” All Blacks coach STEVE HANSEN.
“Credit to Australia they gave it to us and they wouldn’t lie down and that’s a true rivalry with New Zealand and Australia. It doesn’t get better than that,” All blacks centre and tryscorer MA’A NONU.
“At halftime the coach tapped me on the back and said ‘you’re on, make an impact.'” All Blacks replacement SONNY BILL WILLIAMS, who offloaded twice in the leadup to Nonu’s try
“They (Australia) have had an awesome, awesome tournament. probably the form team of the whole tournament,” SBW again.
“I know how hard it is 2 win one, but back to back is incredible,” England’s 2003 World Cup winning five-eighth JONNY WILKINSON.
“Good job@Wallabies!! Those kiwis are sweet as bro, just too good,” six-time women’s surfing world champion STEPHANIE GILMORE.
“@Wallabies, every single member of the team and staff PURE CLASS…. watch out world … 2019 is ALL Green and Gold,” entertainer HUGH JACKMAN.
“Thanks #Wallabies for an amazing #WorldCup… You have a big fan right here,” entertainer KYLIE MINOGUE, who was at the game.
“Congratulations @AllBlacks v worthy world champions. A great campaign to the final & thrilling fightback by@Wallabies.” Australian Prime Minister MALCOLM TURNBULL, who confirmed he now has to wear a black tie in parliament after a bet with his NZ counterpart JOHN KEY.
“I love Sport it brings us all together! I love Australia ,I love New Zealand!I wish them both Congratulations and it’s an honour to watch!!,” entertainer David Hasselhoff.