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2019 Rugby World Cup Pool D

Pool D of the 2019 Rugby World Cup began on 21 September 2019. The pool included 2015 runners-up and quarter-finalists Australia and Wales. They were joined by Georgia, who automatically qualified for the first ever time. They were joined by regional qualifiers from the Americas, Uruguay (Americas 2), and Oceania, Fiji (Oceania 1).

Wales and Australia qualified for the quarter-finals, with Wales taking top spot in the pool courtesy of a 29–25 win over the Wallabies in the two sides' second match of the tournament. Fiji, Georgia and Uruguay each won one match, but three bonus points for Fiji meant they finished in third place and qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

OverviewEdit

Pool D opened with Australia beating Fiji by 18 points in Sapporo after Fiji led by two points at half-time. Australia scored four tries in the second half for the bonus point.[1] Wales beat Georgia 43–14 at City of Toyota Stadium, after leading 29–0 at half-time and 22–0 after three tries in the first 19 minutes.[2] In Kamaishi, Fiji scored the opening try against Uruguay. Two mistakes within eight minutes gave Teros the lead before a try from Juan Manuel Cat enhanced it to 12 points at half-time. Three Fijian tries in the second half were to no avail as two penalty goals from Felipe Berchesi gave Uruguay their first win in a World Cup since 2003.[3] In Kumagaya on 29 September, Georgia recorded a 33–7 win over Uruguay. Dominant work by their forwards in the second half laid the foundation for the bonus-point victory.[4] Over in Chōfu, Dan Biggar scored the fastest drop goal in World Cup history as Wales led 23–8 at the half. Two second-half tries from Australia brought the scores to within a point but the Welsh held out for a 29–25 win.[5]

A second half performance from Fiji at a wet Hanazono Rugby Stadium saw the Fijians record their first win of their 2019 World Cup campaign as they won 45–10 over Georgia. This was partly due to Semi Radradra scoring two tries while also aiding in setting up three more tries as Fiji scored seven tries to one in the bonus-point victory.[6] Another slow start for the Australians in their game with Uruguay did not stop them from recording a win over the South Americans, with Tevita Kuridrani and Dane Haylett-Petty each getting two tries in the 35-point victory at Ōita Stadium.[7] Four days later at the same stadium, Fiji got off to a 10–0 lead with the tries coming from Josua Tuisova and Kini Murimurivalu within eight minutes. Fiji would hold their lead until the 31st minute when Josh Adams scored his second try of three for the match. Wales increased their lead from there to win 29–17, qualifying for the quarter-finals with Australia.[8] The penultimate match of Pool D saw Australia outlast a tough Georgia in difficult conditions in Fukuroi, as they won 27–8.[9] Wales would finish undefeated with a 35–13 win over Uruguay at Kumamoto Stadium to record a bonus-point victory and set up a quarter-final with France while Australia came in second.[10]

StandingsEdit

Key to colours in pool tables
Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup
Eliminated but qualified for 2023 Rugby World Cup
Team
Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
  Wales 4 4 0 0 17 136 69 +67 3 19
  Australia 4 3 0 1 20 136 68 +68 4 16
  Fiji 4 1 0 3 17 110 108 +2 3 7
  Georgia 4 1 0 3 9 65 122 −57 1 5
  Uruguay 4 1 0 3 6 60 140 −80 0 4

All times are local Japan Standard Time (UTC+09)

Australia vs FijiEdit

21 September 2019
13:45 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Australia   39–21   Fiji
Try: Hooper 18' c
Hodge 36' m
Latu (2) 57' m, 62' m
Kerevi 69' c
Koroibete 73' c
Con: Lealiifano (1/2) 19'
To'omua (2/3) 70', 74'
Pen: Hodge (1/1) 51'
Report Try: Yato 9' m
Nayacalevu 44' c
Con: Volavola (1/2) 46'
Pen: Volavola (3/3) 5', 23', 31'
Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Attendance: 36,482
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji
FB 15 Kurtley Beale   70'
RW 14 Reece Hodge
OC 13 James O'Connor
IC 12 Samu Kerevi
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Christian Lealiifano   59'
SH 9 Nic White   52'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani   57'
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 David Pocock
RL 5 Rory Arnold   68'
LL 4 Izack Rodda
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa   63'
HK 2 Tolu Latu   63'
LP 1 Scott Sio   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese   63'
PR 17 James Slipper   63'
PR 18 Sekope Kepu   63'
LK 19 Adam Coleman   68'
FL 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto   57'
SH 21 Will Genia   52'
CE 22 Matt To'omua   59'
FB 23 Dane Haylett-Petty   70'
Coach:
  Michael Cheika
 
FB 15 Kini Murimurivalu   74'
RW 14 Josua Tuisova   62'
OC 13 Waisea Nayacalevu
IC 12 Levani Botia   61' to 71'
LW 11 Semi Radradra
FH 10 Ben Volavola
SH 9 Frank Lomani   71'
N8 8 Viliame Mata   40'
OF 7 Peceli Yato   25'
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c)
RL 5 Leone Nakarawa
LL 4 Tevita Cavubati
TP 3 Peni Ravai   57'
HK 2 Sam Matavesi   74'
LP 1 Campese Ma'afu   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto   74'
PR 17 Eroni Mawi   57'
PR 18 Manasa Saulo   57'
LK 19 Tevita Ratuva   40'
FL 20 Mosese Voka   25'
SH 21 Nikola Matawalu   71'
FH 22 Alivereti Veitokani   74'
WG 23 Vereniki Goneva   63'
Coach:
  John McKee

Player of the Match:
Tolu Latu (Australia)

Assistant referees:
Luke Pearce (England)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Wales vs GeorgiaEdit

23 September 2019
19:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Wales   43–14   Georgia
Try: Jo. Davies 3' m
Tipuric 13' c
Adams 19' c
L. Williams 40' c
T. Williams 65' c
North 76' c
Con: Biggar (4/5) 14', 20', 40', 66'
Halfpenny (1/1) 77'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 7'
Report Try: Mamukashvili 43' c
Chilachava 69' c
Con: Abzhandadze (2/2) 44', 70'
City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Attendance: 35,546
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
FB 15 Liam Williams   62'
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Dan Biggar   67'
SH 9 Gareth Davies   48'
N8 8 Josh Navidi
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Aaron Wainwright   51'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball   62'
TP 3 Tomas Francis   47'
HK 2 Ken Owens   56'
LP 1 Wyn Jones   56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee   56'
PR 17 Nicky Smith   56'
PR 18 Dillon Lewis   47'
FL 19 Aaron Shingler   62'
N8 20 Ross Moriarty   51'
SH 21 Tomos Williams   48'
FH 22 Rhys Patchell   67'
FB 23 Leigh Halfpenny   62'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland
 
FB 15 Soso Matiashvili   77'
RW 14 Mirian Modebadze
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Tamaz Mchedlidze
LW 11 Giorgi Kveseladze
FH 10 Tedo Abzhandadze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze   60'
N8 8 Beka Gorgadze   60'
OF 7 Mamuka Gorgodze
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili   55'
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze   51'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Beka Gigashvili   47'   79'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili   47'   55'   58'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili (c)   47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jaba Bregvadze   48' to 58'   47'
PR 17 Guram Gogichashvili   47'
PR 18 Levan Chilachava   47'   79'
LK 19 Shalva Sutiashvili   51'
FL 20 Beka Saghinadze   58'
FL 21 Otar Giorgadze   60'
SH 22 Gela Aprasidze   60'
FH 23 Lasha Khmaladze   77'
Coach:
  Milton Haig

Player of the Match:
Jake Ball (Wales)

Assistant referees:
Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

Fiji vs UruguayEdit

25 September 2019
14:15 JST (UTC+09)
(2 BP) Fiji   27–30   Uruguay
Try: Dolokoto 8' m
Mawi 19' c
Ratuniyarawa 48' m
Matawalu (2) 67' m, 80+1' m
Con: J. Matavesi (1/3) 20'
Report Try: Arata 14' c
Diana 22' c
Cat 26' c
Con: Berchesi (3/3) 15', 23', 28'
Pen: Berchesi (3/4) 38', 61', 76'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
FB 15 Alivereti Veitokani   52'
RW 14 Filipo Nakosi   61'
OC 13 Semi Radradra
IC 12 Jale Vatubua
LW 11 Vereniki Goneva
FH 10 Josh Matavesi
SH 9 Henry Seniloli   57'
N8 8 Leone Nakarawa
OF 7 Mosese Voka   71'
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c)
RL 5 Api Ratuniyarawa
LL 4 Tevita Ratuva   69'
TP 3 Manasa Saulo   69'
HK 2 Mesu Dolokoto   69'
LP 1 Eroni Mawi   61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto   69'
PR 17 Campese Ma'afu   61'
PR 18 Lee Roy Atalifo   61'
LK 19 Tevita Cavubati   69'
HK 20 Sam Matavesi   71'
SH 21 Nikola Matawalu   57'
FH 22 Ben Volavola   52'
CE 23 Levani Botia   61'
Coach:
  John McKee
 
FB 15 Gastón Mieres   61'
RW 14 Nicolás Freitas
OC 13 Juan Manuel Cat   38'   40'   69'
IC 12 Andrés Vilaseca
LW 11 Rodrigo Silva
FH 10 Felipe Berchesi
SH 9 Santiago Arata   57'
N8 8 Manuel Diana   57'
OF 7 Santiago Civetta
BF 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara (c)
RL 5 Manuel Leindekar
LL 4 Ignacio Dotti   69'   77'
TP 3 Diego Arbelo   50'
HK 2 Germán Kessler   78'
LP 1 Mateo Sanguinetti   57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guillermo Pujadas   78'
PR 17 Facundo Gattas   57'
PR 18 Juan Rombys   50'
FL 19 Franco Lamanna   69'   77'
FL 20 Juan Diego Ormaechea   57'
SH 21 Agustín Ormaechea   57'
FB 22 Felipe Echeverry   61'
CE 23 Tomás Inciarte   38'   40'   69'
Coach:
  Esteban Meneses

Player of the Match:
Felipe Berchesi (Uruguay)

Assistant referees:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

Georgia vs UruguayEdit

29 September 2019
14:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Georgia   33–7   Uruguay
Try: Todua 9' m
Giorgadze 30' c
Chilachava 43' c
Bregvadze 52' c
Kveseladze 58' c
Con: Abzhandadze (4/5) 30', 44', 53', 59'
Report Try: Vilaseca 33' c
Con: Berchesi (1/1) 34'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
FB 15 Lasha Khmaladze   73'
RW 14 Zurab Dzneladze
OC 13 Giorgi Kveseladze
IC 12 Lasha Malaghuradze   60'
LW 11 Alexander Todua
FH 10 Tedo Abzhandadze
SH 9 Gela Aprasidze   68'
N8 8 Otar Giorgadze
OF 7 Beka Saghinadze
BF 6 Shalva Sutiashvili   78'
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze   60'
LL 4 Lasha Lomidze
TP 3 Levan Chilachava   49'
HK 2 Jaba Bregvadze (c)   65'
LP 1 Guram Gogichashvili
Replacements:
HK 16 Vano Karkadze   65'
PR 17 Beka Gigashvili
PR 18 Giorgi Melikidze   49'
LK 19 Mamuka Gorgodze   60'
FL 20 Beka Gorgadze   78'
SH 21 Vasil Lobzhanidze   68'
CE 22 Merab Sharikadze   60'
FB 23 Soso Matiashvili   73'
Coach:
  Milton Haig
 
FB 15 Gastón Mieres   40'
RW 14 Nicolás Freitas   64'
OC 13 Juan Manuel Cat
IC 12 Andrés Vilaseca
LW 11 Rodrigo Silva
FH 10 Felipe Berchesi
SH 9 Santiago Arata
N8 8 Alejandro Nieto
OF 7 Santiago Civetta   60'
BF 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara (c)   60'
RL 5 Manuel Leindekar
LL 4 Ignacio Dotti   64'
TP 3 Juan Rombys   47'
HK 2 Germán Kessler   60'
LP 1 Mateo Sanguinetti   47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Facundo Gattas   77'   47'
PR 17 Juan Echeverría   60'
PR 18 Diego Arbelo   47'
LK 19 Diego Magno   64'
FL 20 Juan Diego Ormaechea   60'
FL 21 Manuel Ardao   60'
SH 22 Agustín Ormaechea   64'
WG 23 Leandro Leivas   40'
Coach:
  Esteban Meneses

Player of the Match:
Otar Giorgadze (Georgia)

Assistant referees:
Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • Facundo Gattas' red card meant that Uruguay became the first team to receive red cards in two consecutive World Cups.
  • Georgia's first try was the first try Georgia had ever failed to convert at a Rugby World Cup.
  • This was the first time that Georgia gained a Try Bonus Point.

Australia vs WalesEdit

29 September 2019
16:45 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Australia   25–29   Wales
Try: Ashley-Cooper 21' m
Haylett-Petty 46' c
Hooper 62' c
Con: To'omua (2/2) 48', 63'
Pen: Foley (1/1) 29'
To'omua (1/1) 68'
Report Try: Parkes 13' c
G. Davies 38' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 14'
Patchell (1/1) 39'
Pen: Patchell (3/3) 33', 37', 72'
Drop: Biggar (1/2) 1'
Patchell (1/1) 44'
Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
Attendance: 47,885
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales
FB 15 Dane Haylett-Petty
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper   48'
OC 13 James O'Connor
IC 12 Samu Kerevi
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Bernard Foley   45'
SH 9 Will Genia   53'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani   68'
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 David Pocock
RL 5 Rory Arnold   63'
LL 4 Izack Rodda
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa   63'
HK 2 Tolu Latu   66'
LP 1 Scott Sio   63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese   66'
PR 17 James Slipper   63'
PR 18 Sekope Kepu   63'
LK 19 Adam Coleman   63'
FL 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto   68'
SH 21 Nic White   53'
CE 22 Matt To'omua   45'
FB 23 Kurtley Beale   48'
Coach:
  Michael Cheika
 
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes   70'
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Dan Biggar   28'
SH 9 Gareth Davies   71'
N8 8 Josh Navidi
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Aaron Wainwright   49'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball   63'
TP 3 Tomas Francis   63'
HK 2 Ken Owens   66'
LP 1 Wyn Jones   49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee   66'
PR 17 Nicky Smith   49'
PR 18 Dillon Lewis   63'
FL 19 Aaron Shingler   63'
N8 20 Ross Moriarty   49'
SH 21 Tomos Williams   71'
FH 22 Rhys Patchell   28'
CE 23 Owen Watkin   70'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland

Player of the Match:
Gareth Davies (Wales)

Assistant referees:
Luke Pearce (England)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Georgia vs FijiEdit

3 October 2019
14:15 JST (UTC+09)
Georgia   10–45   Fiji (1 BP)
Try: Gorgodze 53' c
Con: Matiashvili (1/1) 55'
Pen: Matiashvili (1/2) 35'
Report Try: Nayacalevu 20' c
Lomani 45' m
Tuisova 50' m
Radradra (2) 61' c, 76' c
Kunatani 68' c
Ratuniyarawa 70' c
Con: Volavola (5/7) 21', 63', 70', 72', 77'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji
FB 15 Soso Matiashvili
RW 14 Giorgi Kveseladze
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze (c)   44'   56'   71'
LW 11 Alexander Todua   74'
FH 10 Lasha Khmaladze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze   67'
N8 8 Beka Gorgadze
OF 7 Mamuka Gorgodze
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili   53'
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze   53'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Beka Gigashvili   67'   79'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili   59'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili   59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jaba Bregvadze   59'
PR 17 Guram Gogichashvili   59'
PR 18 Levan Chilachava   67'   79'
FL 19 Otar Giorgadze   53'
FL 20 Beka Saghinadze   53'
SH 21 Gela Aprasidze   67'
FH 22 Lasha Malaguradze   44'   56'   71'
WG 23 Mirian Modebadze   74'
Coach:
  Milton Haig
 
FB 15 Kini Murimurivalu   74'
RW 14 Josua Tuisova
OC 13 Waisea Nayacalevu   71'
IC 12 Levani Botia
LW 11 Semi Radradra
FH 10 Ben Volavola
SH 9 Frank Lomani   76'
N8 8 Peceli Yato   64'
OF 7 Semi Kunatani
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c)
RL 5 Leone Nakarawa
LL 4 Tevita Cavubati   64'
TP 3 Manasa Saulo   71'
HK 2 Sam Matavesi   71'
LP 1 Campese Ma'afu   56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto   71'
PR 17 Peni Ravai   56'
PR 18 Lee Roy Atalifo   71'
LK 19 Api Ratuniyarawa   64'
N8 20 Viliame Mata   64'
SH 21 Nikola Matawalu   76'
CE 22 Jale Vatubua   71'
CE 23 Josh Matavesi   74'
Coach:
  John McKee

Player of the Match:
Semi Radradra (Fiji)

Assistant referees:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • This is Fiji's biggest winning margin over Georgia.

Australia vs UruguayEdit

5 October 2019
14:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Australia   45–10   Uruguay
Try: Haylett-Petty (2) 6' c, 68' m
Petaia 24' c
Kuridrani (2) 31' m, 46' c
Genia 53' c
Slipper 61' c
Con: Lealiifano (5/7) 7', 25', 48', 55', 63'
Report Try: Diana 79' c
Con: Berchesi (1/1) 79'
Pen: Berchesi (1/1) 13'
Oita Stadium, Ōita
Attendance: 33,781
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Dane Haylett-Petty
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani
IC 12 Matt To'omua
LW 11 Jordan Petaia   40'
FH 10 Christian Lealiifano
SH 9 Nic White   51'
N8 6 Jack Dempsey
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)   51'
BF 8 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto   30' to 40'
RL 5 Adam Coleman   14' to 24'
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa   51'
HK 2 Folau Fainga'a   62'
LP 1 James Slipper   62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese   62'
PR 17 Sekope Kepu   62'
PR 18 Taniela Tupou   51'
LK 19 Rory Arnold
FL 20 David Pocock   51'
SH 21 Will Genia   51'
CE 22 Samu Kerevi
WG 23 Adam Ashley-Cooper   40'
Coach:
  Michael Cheika
 
FB 15 Rodrigo Silva   64'
RW 14 Federico Favaro
OC 13 Tomás Inciarte
IC 12 Andrés Vilaseca (c)   62'
LW 11 Nicolás Freitas
FH 10 Felipe Berchesi
SH 9 Agustín Ormaechea   52'
N8 8 Manuel Diana
OF 7 Juan Diego Ormaechea   55'
BF 6 Manuel Ardao
RL 5 Manuel Leindekar   56'
LL 4 Franco Lamanna
TP 3 Diego Arbelo   50'
HK 2 Germán Kessler   70'
LP 1 Juan Echeverría   73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guillermo Pujadas   70'
PR 17 Joaquín Jaunsolo   73'
PR 18 Juan Rombys   50'
LK 19 Ignacio Dotti   56'
FL 20 Juan Manuel Gaminara   55'
SH 21 Santiago Arata   52'
FB 22 Felipe Echeverry   64'
CE 23 Agustín Della Corte   63'
Coach:
  Esteban Meneses

Player of the Match:
Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)

Assistant referees:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Wales vs FijiEdit

9 October 2019
18:45 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Wales   29–17   Fiji
Try: Adams (3) 18' c, 31' c, 61' m
L. Williams 69' c
Con: Biggar (2/2) 20', 32'
Patchell (1/2) 70'
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 58'
Report Try: Tuisova 4' m
Murimurivalu 9' m
Penalty try 54'
Oita Stadium, Ōita
Attendance: 33,379
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies   63'
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Josh Adams   71'
FH 10 Dan Biggar   56'
SH 9 Gareth Davies
N8 8 Ross Moriarty
OF 7 James Davies   53' to 63'   14'   20'   68'
BF 6 Josh Navidi
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball   71'
TP 3 Tomas Francis   71'
HK 2 Ken Owens   8' to 20'   68'
LP 1 Wyn Jones   71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee   14'   20'   68'
PR 17 Rhys Carré   71'
PR 18 Dillon Lewis   71'
FL 19 Aaron Shingler   71'
FL 20 Aaron Wainwright   68'
SH 21 Tomos Williams   71'
FH 22 Rhys Patchell   56'
CE 23 Owen Watkin   63'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland
 
FB 15 Kini Murimurivalu
RW 14 Josua Tuisova
OC 13 Waisea Nayacalevu
IC 12 Levani Botia   32'
LW 11 Semi Radradra
FH 10 Ben Volavola
SH 9 Frank Lomani   68'
N8 8 Viliame Mata   62'
OF 7 Semi Kunatani   29' to 39'
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c)
RL 5 Leone Nakarawa
LL 4 Tevita Cavubati   17' to 27'   64'
TP 3 Manasa Saulo   52'
HK 2 Sam Matavesi   71'
LP 1 Campese Ma'afu   40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Mesu Dolokoto   71'
PR 17 Eroni Mawi   40'
PR 18 Peni Ravai   52'
LK 19 Api Ratuniyarawa   64'
N8 20 Peceli Yato   62'
SH 21 Nikola Matawalu   68'
CE 22 Jale Vatubua   32'
CE 23 Josh Matavesi
Coach:
  John McKee

Player of the Match:
Semi Radradra (Fiji)

Assistant referees:
Romain Poite (France)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Australia vs GeorgiaEdit

11 October 2019
19:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Australia   27–8   Georgia
Try: White 23' c
Koroibete 60' c
Dempsey 75' m
Genia 79' m
Con: To'omua (2/4) 24', 61'
Pen: To'omua (1/1) 37'
Report Try: Todua 70' m
Pen: Matiashvili (1/1) 28'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia
FB 15 Kurtley Beale   14'
RW 14 Jordan Petaia   58'
OC 13 James O'Connor
IC 12 Samu Kerevi
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Matt To'omua
SH 9 Nic White   51'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani   36' to 46'
OF 7 David Pocock (c)   61'
BF 6 Jack Dempsey
RL 5 Rory Arnold   58'
LL 4 Izack Rodda
TP 3 Sekope Kepu   46'
HK 2 Tolu Latu   66'
LP 1 Scott Sio   58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese   66'
PR 17 James Slipper   58'
PR 18 Taniela Tupou   46'
LK 19 Rob Simmons   58'
FL 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto   61'
SH 21 Will Genia   51'
FH 22 Christian Lealiifano   58'
FB 23 Dane Haylett-Petty   14'
Coach:
  Michael Cheika
 
FB 15 Soso Matiashvili
RW 14 Giorgi Kveseladze
OC 13 Davit Kacharava   58'
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze (c)   72'
LW 11 Alexander Todua
FH 10 Lasha Khmaladze
SH 9 Gela Aprasidze   51'
N8 8 Beka Gorgadze   58'
OF 7 Mamuka Gorgodze
BF 6 Beka Saghinadze
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze   61'
TP 3 Beka Gigashvili   51'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili   51'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jaba Bregvadze   51'
PR 17 Guram Gogichashvili   51'
PR 18 Giorgi Melikidze   51'
FL 19 Otar Giorgadze   61'
FL 20 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili   58'
SH 21 Vasil Lobzhanidze   51'
FH 22 Lasha Malaguradze   72'
CE 23 Tamaz Mchedlidze   58'
Coach:
  Milton Haig

Player of the Match:
Izack Rodda (Australia)

Assistant referees:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • This is the first meeting between the two nations.
  • Rob Simmons (Australia) become the 11th player to earn his 100th test cap for his country.
  • Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia) played his last international game.

Wales vs UruguayEdit

13 October 2019
17:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Wales   35–13   Uruguay
Try: Smith 17' c
Adams 49' c
Penalty try 66'
T. Williams 74' c
G. Davies 80+5' c
Con: Halfpenny (4/4) 18', 50', 75', 80+6'
Report Try: Kessler 71' c
Con: Berchesi (1/1) 72'
Pen: Berchesi (2/2) 22', 39'
Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 27,317
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wales
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Uruguay
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Josh Adams   70'
OC 13 Owen Watkin
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Hallam Amos
FH 10 Rhys Patchell
SH 9 Aled Davies   60'
N8 8 Aaron Wainwright   59'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric (c)   59'
BF 6 Aaron Shingler
RL 5 Adam Beard
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Dillon Lewis   64'
HK 2 Ryan Elias   52'
LP 1 Nicky Smith   52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee   52'
PR 17 Rhys Carré   52'
PR 18 Wyn Jones   54'
LK 19 Jake Ball
N8 20 Ross Moriarty   59'
FL 21 James Davies   59'
SH 22 Tomos Williams   60'
WG 23 Gareth Davies   70'
Coach:
  Warren Gatland
 
FB 15 Gastón Mieres   64'
RW 14 Leandro Leivas   78'
OC 13 Juan Manuel Cat   74'   78'
IC 12 Andrés Vilaseca
LW 11 Nicolás Freitas
FH 10 Felipe Berchesi
SH 9 Santiago Arata   58'
N8 8 Alejandro Nieto   58'
OF 7 Santiago Civetta   65' to 75'
BF 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara (c)
RL 5 Manuel Leindekar
LL 4 Ignacio Dotti   58'
TP 3 Diego Arbelo   52'
HK 2 Germán Kessler   76'
LP 1 Mateo Sanguinetti   51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guillermo Pujadas   76'
PR 17 Juan Echeverría   51'
PR 18 Juan Rombys   52'
LK 19 Diego Magno   58'
FL 20 Manuel Diana   58'
SH 21 Agustín Ormaechea   58'
CE 22 Tomás Inciarte   73'
FB 23 Rodrigo Silva   64'
Coach:
  Esteban Meneses

Player of the Match:
Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)

Assistant referees:
Luke Pearce (England)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • Ignacio Dotti (Uruguay) earned his 50th test cap.
  • With this win, Wales topped their pool for the first time since 1999 and won all four of their pool matches for their first time since the pools were expanded to five teams in 2003.

ReferencesEdit

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