Georgia 33-7 Uruguay
There was no repeat of Uruguay’s upset win over Fiji, as they went down convincingly to Georgia. They couldn’t seem to keep hold of the ball to apply any pressure to Georgia’s defence, and the result is not a huge surprise given the tight turnaround, and the fact that they have probably been celebrating since Wednesday.
Australia 25-29 Wales
An epic test match in Tokyo saw Wales beat Australia by just four points. It was one of the best games of the World Cup so far, with Wales controlling the game throughout the first half, before Australia came back at them relentlessly in the second half.
With a 15-point lead, it was Wales’ game to lose at half-time, but Michael Cheika changed the game by bringing on Matt Toomua at fly-half in place of Bernard Foley. Suddenly, Australia were playing on the front foot and Wales found it hard to cope, and the gap was closed to just one point with 20 minutes to go. It does make you question the initial team selection though.
Credit to Wales for reversing the momentum, scoring a penalty to restore a 4-point lead and then closing out the game, which should see them top the pool.
A missed kick to touch from a penalty ultimately cost the Wallabies the match, and although they did hav a chance with possession near the end, they lost the ball and Wales held on for the win.
Dan Biggar’s injury could be a concern for Wales, with Rhys Patchell standing in for most of the game after he departed the field.
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