Jibes fly before Australia-NZ rugby World Cup final

The Sydney Opera House is lit up in the team colours of the Australian Wallabies rugby team who take on the New Zealand All Blacks in the final of the Rugby World Cup on October 31 at Twickenham in LondonRivalry ahead of the Rugby World Cup final has hit the stratosphere as airlines, celebrities and media trade jibes over the tournament decider between Australia and New Zealand. Defending champions New Zealand are the bookies’ favourites and Air NZ declared their confidence in the All Blacks by challenging Qantas to paint a plane in the winning team’s colours. Using the hashtag #AirlineWager, the Kiwi carrier posted an image of a Qantas aircraft painted black and covered with slogans such as “Go Richie!!!”, “Dan’s the man” and “Team All Blacks”.

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