2023 Rugby World Cup

Two of the most iconic teams in rugby are set to meet in another historic final

It's the sport's most storied and bitter rivalry.

Over the course of 105 Test matches since their first meeting at the House of Pain, Carisbrook stadium in Dunedin in 1921, these two most recognisable of rugby rivals have fought battles on and off the pitch to create some of the sport's most iconic moments.

New Zealand won that first game 13-5 and have a far superior record overall, leading the head-to-head 62 to 39, with four draws.

But numbers can only tell you so much.

All Blacks thrash Argentina in Rugby World Cup semifinal

The All Blacks hammered a desperately disappointing Argentina 44-6 in a one-sided, uncompetitive semifinal at the Stade de France.

Here are the five quick hits from New Zealand's dominant semifinal victory over Los Pumas.

1. Will Jordan can't stop scoring

Will Jordan is on the cusp of achieving something pretty special.

The 25-year-old All Blacks winger notched a wonderful hat-trick against Argentina to move to eight tries for the tournament as a whole.

Portugal secure historic win, Fiji reach last eight

Australia's future in the competition rested with Os Lobos denying the Flying Fijians a point from this final Pool C match, the last of 40 pool stage contests at Rugby World Cup 2023.

That remained a possibility throughout the game, with the 3-3 half-time scoreline raising the prospect of Patrice Lagisquet guiding Portugal to their maiden win in his final match as head coach.

Fiji stuns Wallabies 22-15 at Rugby World Cup in France to break 69-year drought

Not since 1954 has Fiji defeated Australia in a Test match and the result leaves the Wallabies with a 1-1 win-loss record in Pool C.

The Wallabies face what looms as a sudden-death clash against Wales in Lyon next Monday AEST as they look to keep their hopes alive of advancing to the quarterfinals.

It is only the fourth time the Wallabies have lost a World Cup pool match and they have never exited a tournament at the preliminary stage.