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Georgia beats Uruguay in Rugby World Cup, Wales hits Australia

Georgia beats Uruguay in Rugby World Cup, Wales hits Australia

George North of Wales in action with Kurtley Beale of Australia – Rugby Union – Rugby World Cup 2019 – Pool D – Australia v Wales- Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – September 29, 2019.

 

Georgia beats Uruguay on Sunday 33-7 in Group D of the World Rugby Championship, in a match in which the South American team finished with one man less because the hooker Facundo Gattas received a red card three minutes from the end.

In the middle of high temperature and a lot of humidity, the match was stopped twice so that the players could drink water.

Georgia, led by number eight Otari Giorgadze and captain Jaba Bregvadze, put a lot of pressure on the Uruguay pack, which a few days earlier had surprised by beating Fiji in the opening match.

But this time Los Teros could not repeat their performance and the European team secured the bonus at 51 minutes thanks to the tries of Giorgadze, Bregvadze, Levan Chilachava, and Alexander Todua. Shortly afterward, Giorgi Kveseladze took advantage of an Uruguayan error to score again.

“We worked hard and prepared well for this match, we knew it was going to be difficult,” said Bregvadze.

Coach Milton Haig made 12 changes against the team that had lost 43-14 to Wales in its debut.

Wales, meanwhile, were able to contain Australia’s recovery to win 29-25 in a Group D clash in the Europeans’ first World Cup win over the Wallabies since 1987.

In a thrilling match, the Six Nations champion took a 26-8 lead at half-time thanks to tries by Hadleigh Parkes and Gareth Davies and drops by Dan Biggar and Rhys Patchell.

Australia recovered and got a point, thanks to the tries of Dane Haylett-Petty and Michael Hooper.

But the Welsh held on and finally took the win, boosted by Patchell’s 14 points.

“I’m very happy with the character we showed in the second half,” said Welsh captain Alun Wyn Jones.

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