The Wallabies are preparing for their last match in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand tonight.

Meanwhile, the All Blacks are bracing for Sunday’s final clash against France.

Rachel Riley reports.


Wallabies veteran Nathan Sharpe will play his 100th Test for Australia in the bronze medal match against Wales at Eden Park in Auckland.

Captain James Horwill says delivering a solid performance to celebrate the veteran lock’s special milestone is good incentive.

The Wallabies hope to redeem themselves following Sunday’s semi-final loss to the All Blacks.

James Horwill, Wallabies Captain: “The beauty about the game is you get a chance to right some wrongs from last weekend and finish the tournament on a positive note.”

The All Blacks have kept faith with the starting line-up that did the job against Australia to start the Rugby World Cup final against France.

All Blacks captain Richie Mccaw will lead his team onto Eden Park hoping to end 24 years of hurt at the tournament and become just the second New Zealand team to lift the Webb Ellis Cup.

At Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Roar is gearing up for tonight’s A-league derby clash against Gold Coast United.

Both teams want to build on their positive starts to the season with the roar looking to extend their 30-game unbeaten run.

Gold Coast striker Dylan Macallister is still a chance of playing despite being bitten by a potentially deadly Redback spider and spending the night in hospital.

Finally, Black Caviar will run for her 15th straight win at tomorrow’s Schweppes Stakes at Mooney Valley.

Trainer Peter Moody says the mighty horse has come along away and her focus is on winning.

Peter Moody, Black Caviar Trainer: “Not too much flusters her now a couple of years ago she would have been running over the top of the cameras but now she takes it all in her stride and handles it very well.”

Meanwhile top jockey Kieran Macavoy insists he’s not nervous ahead of his ride tomorrow on the three million dollar Cox Plate favourite Helmet.

Rachel Riley, QUT News.