Rob Howley has supposedly breached World Rugby’s betting rules and he’s been sent home on a plane back to Wales as a result of it. In what was a crazy, sad piece of news to recently emerge, it rocked the Wales camp. And in the process it also gave all their opponents a nice little advantage. Although it’s not so nice for Wales. This was not the sort of news Wales needed in the lead-up to their opening game against Georgia. However, they have played some solid games recently as they beat England 13-6. And they fought them hard in another affair going down 33-19. Wales also recently lost to Ireland by only five and nine points over two games respectively. Georgia on the other hand will see Wales disadvantage as a massive advantage for themselves. They must be ready early on to inflict some damage to get the game played the way they want to play it. Not the way that the opposition dictates it be played. Georgia have suffered some heavy, heavy losses in their World Cup warm ups, however it doesn’t really matter as they qualified anyway, so it’s already a massive success for them and their fans. Whatever happens out on the field, they’ve already won.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Wales vs Georgia
Venue: Kumagaya Rugby Stadium | Start: 8:15PM (AEST)
There’s going to be an investigation. If found guilty, Howley could potentially be banned from Rugby FOR LIFE. Gatland described his Welsh side as “shocked” when asked about it. This is just some of what has been going around as Wales has been rocked to the core on the eve of its opening game against Georgia as backs coach Rob Howley has allegedly breached World Rugby’s betting and anti-corruption regulations. He has been sent home from the team and replaced by Stpehen Jones. “The players have really stepped up. We have got to draw a line in the sand”. Gatland as per his quote to the press, isn’t inclined to let this muck up all the hard work they’ve done in preparation for this World Cup. An early Georgia try or two would most definitely rattle Wales, given their mental states would be at best dubious headed into this affair. Could Georgia cause some damage given the state of the Welsh camp at the moment? Georgia are ranked 12th in the world and as things stand have a real chance at what would be a simply amazing upset. From 16 World Cup games, Georgia have only four wins and 12 defeats. They’ve never been a historically great Rugby team. And in two recent matches vs Scotland, they had 44 and 36 points put on them. In the second of the two matches they conceded six tries to zero. Whilst they also turned the ball over 17 times and gave away eight penalties. If Georgia want a chance at this, then they have to cut the crap out of their game. Because at the end of the day, Wales are still Wales! And a recent Welsh highlight saw them beat England 13-6 in a low scoring affair, so low scoring that England had zero tries to their name.
Head to Head: Wales $1.05- Tab
Win Margin: Wales 13+ $1.30- Tab
Handicap: Wales -28 $1.91- UniBet
Total Points: Odd $1.91- UniBet