Captain Richie McCaw is expected to call time on his record-breaking Test career after the game, although he claims not to have made a definite decision regarding this just yet.

“I’ve purposely not gone into that because I wanted to make sure I do this and not get all hung up on what could be and what might be. This tournament I was keen to turn up here as though I was going to play games to come,” he said.

“I have to make a decision when I get home. It’s something down the track, I just want to play on Saturday the best I can.

“You still do the same things as though you are going to play for years to come, not think this is the last time.”

Carter, Ma’a Nonu and Conrad Smith, and replacement hooker Keven Mealamu have already confirmed that the World Cup final will be their last international.

At time of writing we were excitedly waiting for the Wallabies to release the names of their final squad. News has just broke that the only change for the Australian team is Scott Sio. He missed the semi-final win over Argentina with a damaged elbow and replaces James Slipper.