It wasn’t a game to remember but Australia got the job done against a well coach Georgian outfit on Friday afternoon. The Aussies beat their European opponents 27-8 and outscored them four tries to one in a wet Shizuoka Stadium.
"...It'll be a big week, we all know we have to go up a gear.."— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 11, 2019
@wallabies captain David Pocock gave his thoughts after his side beat Georgia in their final pool match at #RWC2019#AUSvGEO pic.twitter.com/nY8BiqOqAo
Australia are through to the quarter-finals of this year’s tournament and will face an old foe in England this week.
Here are a few talking points from the Australia vs Georgia match:
Marika Koroibete Is Australia’s King Pin
Some will argue that David Pocock is probably the Wallabies danger man and yes they may be right, but we feel if the Southern Hemisphere nation is to get close to the final this year they will need to find was to get the Fijian born Koroibete on the ball.
The winger scored a fantastic solo try today but not only did he take matters into his own hands he also did tons of work carrying the ball. The 27-year-old made 11 metres with the ball in hand, beat 11 defenders and carried the ball 8 times today.
Will Genia Reaches Another Milestone For The Wallabies!
Veteran scrum-half Will Genia reached a special milestone in his international career on Friday. Not only has the 31-year-old played over 100 tests for his country, but he has now also scored 100 points for the gold and green.
One Thing They Will Need To Do Against England
Australia certainly didn't strike fear into any opponents after Friday’s display but there is one thing they will need to do if they are to put pressure on England this coming weekend. It is evident that the Wallabies are slow starters and this has been very clear in three of the four pool games. If they don't improve this they could come under rapid fire from an English side that wants to dominate you from the first minute.
Australia usually do grow into games, but we feel much like the Wales game, if they allow the English to get a decent lead before they wake up the contest could be over sooner than later.