Time for another round-up of The Week in Sport with the highlights from the past seven days including plenty of shocks in the Capital One Cup and New Zealand retained the Rugby World Cup.
New Zealand retained the Rugby World Cup after Dan Carter inspired the All-Blacks to a third World Cup crown with a convincing 34-17 victory over Australia.
South Africa claimed the bronze medal as the Springboks edged out Argentina 24-14 win in the third-place play-off. Read more about both matches at this link.
Following his incredible display in the RWC final, New Zealand’s Dan Carter was named World Rugby player of the year 2015.
In Pro12 action, Simon Zebo’s try proved the difference maker as Munster scored a 32-28 victory over Ulster, while Connacht held on for a hard-fought 14-9 victory over Edinburgh.
Leinster recorded a comfortable 27-3 victory over Treviso to move into the top four, while Scarlets maintained their 100% start to remain top of the table with a 16-10 win over Glasgow.
Tommy Bowe will miss next year’s Six Nations after the 31-year-old suffered both posterior cruciate ligament and meniscal injuries in his right knee in Ireland’s RWC quarter-final defeat to Argentina.
In Premier League action, Man City needed a late penalty from Yaya Toure to claim a 2-1 win over Norwich to remain top of the pile, while it was another defeat for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea as Liverpool took a 3-1 win away from Stamford Bridge. More results here.
Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea all crashed out of the Capital One Cup this week with both the Red Devils and the Blues losing on penalties to Middlesbrough and Stoke respectively, while the Gunners lost 3-0 to Sheffield Wednesday.
In La Liga action, Cristiano Ronaldo was on the scoresheet again as Real Madrid beat Las Palmas 3-1, while Barcelona remained locked on points with their rivals at the top of the table after a 2-0 win at Getafe.
Bayern Munich’s winning start to the Bundesliga season came to an end after a frustrating 0-0 draw with Eintracht Frankfurt, while in Serie A; Roma’s 1-0 defeat to Inter Milan saw Fiorentina move into first place in the table.
Nico Rosberg won his first race since June as the Merecedes man edged teammate and world champion Lewis Hamilton to victory at the Mexican Grand Prix.