At last. After a 24-year Rugby World Cup wait the All Blacks proved their collective expertise, anointed their coaching staff and delivered their gratitude to their sporting fans.
The victory at Eden Park against France removed the stress which had hung over the nation since the All Blacks' semifinal victory against the Wallabies.
When captain Richie McCaw raised the Webb Ellis Cup, the capacity crowd of 61,000 - and a nation of 4 million supporters - bellowed their adoration.
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