Australia vs Georgia
Australia completed their Rugby World Cup Pool D schedule with an unimpressive 27-8??victory over Georgia on Friday, grinding out the triumph from states in Shizuoka.
Nic White notched the only try for the Wallabies past a powerful Georgia defensive campaign, using out-half Matt Toomua including the points of the first period with a penalty.
Marika Koroibete scored a stunning attempt to provide Australia breathing space, but Georgia responded into the final 10 minutes as Alexander Todua sprinted up the wing following having a Lasha Khmaladze break.
Australia back-row Jack Dempsey rubber-stamped the victory with five minutes remaining, however, when he scored the back of a drive off when he dived over in the last minute and May Genia added gloss to the scoreline.
Australia will face England in the quarter-finals at Oita on Saturday, October 19 – with England with come off the back of a rest on Saturday with France on account of this cancellation of the Pool B clash.
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