The All Blacks have the chance to make history as they defeated rivals South Africa on their way to next weeks final at Twickenham.
ALEX HEINKE reports.
In a brutal and tight encounter the All Blacks defeated a spirited South Africa 20-18.
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It could be a dream finish for Dan Carter and Richie McCaw as they sit on the brink of Rugby World Cup history.
The All Blacks have the chance to become the first team to win consecutive World Cups and become the first team to win three.
The Springboks led the reigning champions for most of the game, with both teams being reduced to 14 men at times, but Carter’s kicking proved the difference.
New Zealand will face either Australia or Argentina in the final.