Maybe the Wallabies will be able to top their group, who knows? But it all depends on Wales result against Fiji. Regardless a win is needed to ensure the odd chance that they might slip to 3rd place and miss out on advancing from their group as a top two seed. Australia silenced some of their critics in their 35 point smashing of Uruguay. But now many are questioning some of the line-up changes they’ve made for this game. The only way to make them go away and be silent again is by posting another comprehensive victory. Georgia will unfortunately not be much of a match for the high-powered Wallabies outfit. Georgia might be able to keep it close for a little bit, but eventually Australia will pull away, or so they should!
Friday, October 11, 2019
Wallabies vs Georgia
Venue: Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa | Start: 9:15PM (AEST)
The Wallabies last match was a crushing 45 points to 10 victory over Uruguay. Haylett-Petty and Kuridrani eached bagged two a piece for the Wallabies. Australia scored seven tries to one as they owned 52% possession. They made an outstanding 635m’s to go along with 141 carries. They had 18 clean breaks and beat 40 defenders as well. They also missed just 14 tackles in what was a commanding, yet expected performance. Matt To’omua is being given one match to make the NO.10 jersey his for the remainder of the tournament. Lealiffano will be coming of the bench. Another noticeable piece of news is Foley being overlooked for the 2nd consecutive game. Pocock will captain the side and Hooper will be coming of the bench. Naisarani is back in the eight jersey and Dempsey is starting as well. This is just a number of changes being made by Michael Cheika in his sides final regular pool game of the tournament. This is what most sides are doing and is a very smart move by him. He’s able to see what works and what doesn’t. Fair play to the former Tahs coach.
Georgia were destroyed by 35 points, 45-10 against Fiji in their latest match. They got a nice consolation try through Gorgodze in the 53rd minute, but that was about as good as it got for the underdogs. Georgia kept it pretty close possession wise as in H1 they owned 47% of the ball and H2 they had 45%. Overall they were at 46% of the ball. They did concede seven big tries in the trashing as they were opened up with ease. They did however, make 343m’s. They also beat 16 defenders and made 10 clean breaks. There were some positives for the minnows to come out of this defeat. For the past two years, Georgia have gone against England in opposed scrum sessions. Milton Haig got to meet Eddie Jones a number of times and see how a high ranked nation such as England do things and what the differences between themselves and lower countries such a Georgia really are. “Once the players saw those sorts of things they knew they needed to improve what they were doing and that was in all facets”. This also massively benefited the Georgian players. What a man Eddie Jones is!
Head to Head: Wallabies $1.03- Sportsbet, Topbetta, Betfair
Win Margin: Wallabies 30+ $2.30- Beteasy
Handicap: Wallabies -26 $1.91- Bet365
Total Points: The 2nd half will have the most total points in it $1.73- Bet365