Marc Lievremont
France coach Marc Lievremont attends a news conference annoucing the team to play against New Zealand All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final on Sunday, in Auckland. REUTERS

Sunday, 23 October

France v New Zealand

Eden Park, Auckland

Kick-off: 0900 BST

Where to watch: ITV1 will broadcast live coverage from 0830 BST, with full highlights and program scheduling available on the Web site. BBC 5 Live will provide live radio commentary.

Preview: New Zealand have named an unchanged side for Sunday's World Cup final match against France at Eden Park.

The All Blacks are favourites overwhelming favourites to beat the French on Sunday as they chase their first World Cup in 24 years.

"This is the biggest game of the players lives and there is obvious excitement and anticipation at what lies ahead," said coach Graham Henry.

"To be playing in the final of the World Cup in front of our own crowd is going to be massive and a very special occasion for the team as well as our fans.

"Picking the same side that played so well against Australia wasn't a difficult decision," he added.

"We're not sure who's going to turn up. We have to prepare as if they're the best in the world."

Excitement in the host nation has reached unprecedented levels following the 20-6 defeat of Australia in last Sunday's semi-final but France coach Marc Lievremont is adamant his side are more than capable of causing an upset in Sunday's final.

New Zealand inflicted a heavy defeat on France in the group stage and an unconvincing 9-8 win in the semi-final has left many French fans pessimistic about Sunday's re-match.

"Every time we play the All Blacks it's always the same - they are always the favourites," said Lievremont.

"I believe in our team and we can win. If we have to win it the same way we beat Wales, I will accept that with great pleasure."

New Zealand: I Dagg; C Jane, C Smith, M Nonu, R Kahui; A Cruden, P Weepu; T Woodcock, K Mealamu, O Franks, S Whitelock, B Thorn, J Kaino, R McCaw (c), K Read.

France: Maxime Médard, Vincent Clerc, Aurélien Rougerie, Maxime Mermoz, Alexis Palisson, Morgan Parra, Dimitri Yachvili; Jean-Baptiste Poux, William Servat, Nicolas Mas, Pascal Papé, Lionel Nallet, Thierry Dusautoir (c), Julien Bonnaire, Imanol Harinordoquy.