New Zealand wins Rugby World Cup

By STEVE McMORRAN | October 25, 2011 | 1:57 PM EDT

New Zealand All Blacks Israel Dagg and France's Maxime Mermoz compete to win the catch during their Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand won the Rugby World Cup on Sunday, beating France 8-7 to become the third country to win the title twice.

New Zealand also won the inaugural event in 1987.