Across The Ditch: Selwyn Manning crosses live to Australia to join radio’s Peter Godfrey for an Across The Ditch post Rugby World Cup wrap up of the All Blacks versus Wallabies final. A very gracious Peter Godfrey congratulates NZ on the All Blacks becoming the Rugby World Champions for the third time.Recorded live on 2/11/15.

The Best of the Game:
The Wallabies second half recovery had everyone thinking it was going Australia’s way. From Australia’s 3 points to the All Blacks 21, most people here thought it was all over. But a wise nephew of mine in Sydney texted to say wait it is early days. Next thing, the Wallabies were 17 points to the All Blacks 21, and, suddenly, it was game on. That was a phenomenal statement by Australia.

Dan Carter’s drop goal a short time later arrested the Wallabies’ run, and we saw two world class tries run in by Ma’a Nonu and Beaudon Barratt with conversions by Dan Carter that phase set the final score… 34 – 17.

A fabulous fast running game, the best of Southern Hemisphere Rugby.

In the words of former Wallabies captain George Gregan… “Four more years boys, four more years!” 😉

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.