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Mon 23 Sep 2019 | 11:45

RECAP: Wales v Georgia

RECAP: Wales v Georgia
Mon 23 Sep 2019 | 11:45
RECAP: Wales v Georgia

READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to the World Cup pool match between Wales and Georgia in Aichi.

Six Nations champions Wales will seek to put betting allegations around assistant coach Rob Howley behind them and focus on staking out their credentials when they take on Georgia on Monday.

Stephen Jones, the former Wales flyhalf and skipper, has flown in as the new attack coach to replace long-term incumbent Howley, who was sent home to face an investigation into alleged gambling infringements.

It is an unwanted development for a team touted as genuine title contenders under the canny eye of head coach Warren Gatland.

Previous result

2017: Wales won 13-6, Cardiff

Prediction: Most bookmakers are giving Wales a handicap of between 24 and 28 points. That is perhaps where the money is going, but we feel Wales will win by more than 30 points.

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Wales: 15 Liam Williams, 14 George North, 13 Jonathan Davies, 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Josh Adams, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Gareth Davies, 8 Josh Navidi, 7 Justin Tipuric, 6 Aaron Wainwright, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Tomas Francis, 2 Ken Owens, 1 Wyn Jones.
Replacements: 16 Elliot Dee, 17 Nicky Smith, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Aaron Shingler, Ross 20 Moriarty, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Rhys Patchell, 23 Leigh Halfpenny.

Georgia: 15 Soso Matiashvili, 14 Mirian Modebadze, 13 Davit Kacharava, 12 Tamaz Mchedlidze, 11 Giorgi Kveseladze, 10 Tedo Abzhandadze, 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 8 Beka Gorgadze, 7 Mamuka Gorgodze, 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, 5 Kote Mikautadze, 4 Giorgi Nemsadze, 3 Beka Gigashvili, 2 Shalva Mamukashvili, 1 Mikheil Nariashvili (captain).
Replacements: 16 Jaba Bregvadze, 17 Guram Gogichashvili, 18 Levan Chilachava, 19 Shalva Sutiashvili, 20 Beka Saginadze, 21 Otar Giorgadze, 22 Gela Aprasidze, 23 Lasha Khmaladze.

Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand), Matthew Carley (England)
TMO: Rowan Kitt (England)

PV: 1702

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