But first, there's the small matter of the play-off for third and fourth between Australia and Wales. It's the match that no-one wants to be a part of, but in 1987, it provided one of the most memorable matches. On a sunny June afternoon, Rotorua International Stadium was packed beyond capacity, and the crowd roared as Wales snatched a last-gasp 22-21 victory. Two days later, just before the kick-off in the RWC final, two young men carried a banner around Eden park, as you were able to do in those innocent days; it read:
The All Blacks came forth and conquered;
the Australians just came fourth
The All Black team is about to be named, but we'll cover that off seperately. The French have already named their side; the same one as beat Wales last Saturday. The conclusion of RWC2011 draws ever nearer...