AUS
No.Name
15Kurtley Beale, FB
14Jordan Petaia, W
13James O'Connor, C
12Samu Kerevi, C
11Marika Koroibete, W
T
10Matt Toomua, FH
2
9Nic White, SH
T
1Scott Sio, P
2Silatolu Latu, H
3Sekope Kepu, P
4Izack Rodda, L
5Rory Arnold, L
6Jack Dempsey, FL
T
7David Pocock, FL
8Isi Naisarani, N8
Replacements
16Jordan Uelese, R
17James Slipper, R
18Taniela Tupou, R
19Rob Simmons, R
20Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, R
21Will Genia, R
T
22Christian Lealiifano, R
23Dane Haylett-Petty, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa
6:15 AM, October 11, 2019

Match Commentary

81'27-8 End of second half
80'That's where we'll leave the live blog - thanks for joining us!
80'FULL TIME! Australia 27 - 8 Georgia Matt Toouma misses the conversion, but Australia secure the bonus point win in poor conditions. Towards the end of the match, the Wallabies found a little groove; after some early errors and penalties, they tightened up and broke through the Georgian defence.
79'TRY AUSTRALIA! It's raining tries like it's raining... water! Will Genia secures the bonus point for Australia after streaking away unmarked.
79'27-8 Try - Will Genia , Australia
76'TRY AUSTRALIA! Australia's strong pack pushes the ball ten metres from a lineout and Jack Dempsey puts the result beyond doubt! Matt Toouma can't convert and the score remains 22-8 with three minutes remaining.
75'22-8 Try - Jack Dempsey , Australia
73'Soso Matiashvili can't convert, so Australia's lead is nine with eight minutes remaining.
72'Substitute on - Lasha Malaguradze , Georgia
72'Player substituted - Merab Sharikadze , Georgia
71'TRY TIMEEEE GEORGIA! WOW! Alexander Todua has streaked away for the Lelos on the back of a stunning lineout set play by the Georgians, who reversed the field and played the wings to perfection! There's still life in this contest!
70'With ten minutes remaining, Australia holds a 17-3 advantage.
70'17-8 Try - Alexander Todua , Georgia
68'Georgia are running out of puff here - they're still getting pounded without the ball and can't seem to generate any meaningful forays forward. Conditions aren't helping, but Australia have been sloppy. They'll be rueing some missed opportunities.
66'Player substituted - Silatolu Latu , Australia
66'Substitute on - Jordan Uelese , Australia
63'Wow! Will Genia almost makes it two tries in five minutes after taking advantage and kicking to space, but Taniela Tupou can't quite get to the loose ball before the Lelos clear the line.
61'Toomua converts and Australia leads 17-3.
61'Substitute on - Lukhan Salakaia-Loto , Australia
61'Player substituted - David Pocock , Australia
61'Substitute on - Otari Giorgadze , Georgia
61'Player substituted - Giorgi Nemsadze , Georgia
61'17-3 Conversion - Matt Toomua , Australia
60'15-3 Try - Marika Koroibete , Australia
59'TRY TIME! Marika Koroibete shows a flash of individual brilliance, scooping up a loose ball and running the Georgian defence in circles before crossing the line, giving Australia some breathing room.
58'Player substituted - Jordan Petaia , Australia
58'Substitute on - Christian Lealiifano , Australia
58'Player substituted - Rory Arnold , Australia
58'Substitute on - Rob Simmons , Australia
58'Player substituted - Scott Sio , Australia
58'Substitute on - James Slipper , Australia
58'Player substituted - Davit Kacharava , Georgia
58'Substitute on - Tamaz Mchedlidze , Georgia
58'Player substituted - Beka Saginadze , Georgia
58'Substitute on - Giorgi Tkhilaishvili , Georgia
57'The Wallabies are pressuring the Georgians again but are pinged for not releasing... really poor penalties are costing the Aussies here, but equally, Georgia isn't making them pay!
51'For all of the Wallabies' possession dominance, they lead by just seven points... the Georgian crowd is up and about - willing their charges on.
51'Georgia's scrumhalf Gela Aprasidze isn't in a great way - copped some friendly fire from the fullback in a collision while going for the loose ball. The injury cart is on the ground and he looks done for the night.
51'Substitute on - Vasil Lobzhanidze , Georgia
51'Player substituted - Gela Aprasidze , Georgia
51'Substitute on - Giorgi Melikidze , Georgia
51'Player substituted - Beka Gigashvili , Georgia
51'Substitute on - Guram Gogichashvili , Georgia
51'Player substituted - Mikheil Nariashvili , Georgia
51'Substitute on - Jaba Bregvadze , Georgia
51'Player substituted - Shalva Mamukashvili , Georgia
51'Player substituted - Nic White , Australia
51'Substitute on - Will Genia , Australia
49'A couple of knock-on in a couple of minutes for the Wallabies and they're letting Gerogia into this contest... the conditions are slippery, but it must be worrying coach Michael Cheika.
46'Georgia squander a great chance! Davit Kacharava takes advantage of a turnover and gets well within the Australian 22, but the slippery ball evades the grip of a teammate and the Wallabies take it away. Australia back to full strength...
46'Player substituted - Sekope Kepu , Australia
46'Substitute on - Taniela Tupou , Australia
43'Australia are still a man short, by the way, so let's see if the men in maroon can get some forward momentum going.
41'The rain looks to have slowed down as the players trot out for the second half. Lasha Khmaladze gets us underway, kicking off to the Wallabies.
41'Substitute on - Giorgi Nemsadze , Georgia
41'Player substituted - Otari Giorgadze , Georgia
41'10-3 End of first half
40'It's been a tale of Georgia's defence so far in this one. They lead the tackles made column 128-27, but trail the Wallabies in carries (24-101) and metres made (75-219). It's going to take a mammoth effort for maintain pace in this one - you get the feeling the defence is going to get tired quickly in these conditions...
40'That's the half! The Wallabies are on top 10-3, but props to the Georgian defence which has been dogged all night. Can they hold out and generate something in attack in the second half?
40'10-3 Start of second half
37'What a kick! Matt Toomua has nailed a 45 metre penalty in driving rain to re-establish a seven-point lead for the Wallabies!
37'10-3 Penalty goal - Matt Toomua , Australia
35'Foul play! The TMO found that Isi Naisarani's arm went high and hurt a Georgian defender! He's been given a yellow card by the ref who agreed with the TMO's finding!
35'Yellow card - Isi Naisarani , Australia
35'Substitute on - Otari Giorgadze , Georgia
35'Player substituted - Giorgi Nemsadze , Georgia
32'Australia is again bearing down on the Georgian defence with just under 10 minutes until half time.
28'Georgia is on the board! Soso Matiashvili converts the penalty.
28'Australia is penalised for a high tackle right in front of Georgia's posts and the men in maroon and white will have the chance to get on the board.
28'7-3 Penalty goal - Soso Matiashvili , Georgia
25'Matt To?omua converts and the Wallabies are up by seven.
24'7-0 Conversion - Matt Toomua , Australia
23'TRY TIME! Nic White is over and, as predicted, the Wallabies get reward for effort after peppering the Georgian defence for nearly 25 minutes.
23'5-0 Try - Nic White , Australia
22'Australia have dominated possession (75 percent!) and must surely be wearing down the Georgian defence.
16'GREAT DEFENCE! Australia looked poise to score after starting with the ball just five metres from the try line, but the dogged Georgian big men hold firm and dray a penalty. Fantastic rugby!
14'OUCH! Kurtley Beale gets hit on the head and is still down. Davit Kacharava handed out the hit, but the referee says he slipped into Beale and it wasn't intentional. Considering the conditions, it might be fair enough.
14'Led wonderfully by skipper Merab Sharikadze, Georgia are making Australia feel these early tackles.
14'Substitute on - Dane Haylett-Petty , Australia
14'Player substituted - Kurtley Beale , Australia
11'Some really dour defence from the Georgians results in a turnover off the back of a strong tackle from Mamuka Gorgodze. BUT David Pocock returns the favour as Georgia presses! The physicality has been evident early.
8'Georgia looked to open up the wings with some smart play, but they're pinged for not releasing and the Aussies will get the ball back.
7'Sanity prevails as Matt Toouma is cleared of any wrongdoing for a 'high' tackle. Conditions are going to be tough today, and if players are slipping and sliding, there may be some incidental penalties handed out...
3'Immediately the Australians are on the attack after winning an early lineout.
2'The Wallabies have kicked off as rain falls down and we're away!
1'Naturally, with Typhoon Hagibis bearing down on Japan, the weather in Shizuoka isn't great - 22 degrees Celsius with rain forecast throughout the evening.
1'Hello all and welcome to the live commentary coverage of Australia vs. Georgia! The Wallabies are seeking some form of continuity heading into the knockout stage, so can they find some against the Europeans? Follow the action from Shizuoka here with ESPN.
1'0-0 Start of first half

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