Australia vs Georgia, both sides’ final Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool D clash. Australia have already secured a spot in the quarter-finals, but a big win against Georgia will put pressure on Wales – Warren Gatland’s men will have to beat Uruguay on Sunday to top the pool. A win for Georgia will probably secure them third place, and automatic qualification for the 2023 World Cup in France.
Start time and TV Channel:
Kick-off is at 11.15am UK time – 2.15pm in Georgia, 7.15pm in Japan and 9.15pm in Sydney.
YOU can catch this game live on ITV4 in the UK.
Coverage will begin at 11am.
If you want to stream the action, head to the ITV Hub or create a free account on TVPlayer.
In Australia, the Rugby World Cup broadcasters are Fox Sports and Network Ten while GPB is the Georgian broadcaster.
Starting XV: Beale, Petaia, O’Connor, Kerevi, Koroibete; Toomua, White; Sio, Latu, Kepu; Rodda, Arnold; Dempsey, Pocock (c), Naisarani.
Replacements: Uelese, Slipper, Tupou, Coleman, Hooper, Genia, Lealiifano, Haylett-Petty.
Starting XV: Matiashvili; Kveseladze, Kacharava, Sharikadze (c), Todua; Khmaladze, Aprasidze; Nariashvili, Mamukashvili, Gigashvili; Mikautadze, Nemsadze; Gorgadze, Gorgodze, Saginadze. Replacements: Bregvadze, Gogichashvili, Melikidze, Giorgadze, Tkhilaishvili, Lobzhanidze, Malaguradze, Mchedlidze.
Australia captain Michael Hooper and lock Adam Coleman had been named among the replacements but have withdrawn from the squad due to minor injuries.Team spokesman Chris Ford told reporters: “Both of them were deemed to have a few niggles that they didn’t want to push on for this one, with now a confirmed quarter-final berth against England.”
The cancellation of Saturday’s Pool C match between England and France because of Typhoon Hagibis means Australia will play the English in the last eight if, as expected, Wales beat Uruguay in their final Pool D match.Rob Simmons and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto will now sit on the bench and cover the second and back rows respectively – with lock Simmons now set to win his 100th cap.