Pool D of the 2019 Rugby World Cup began on 21 September 2019. The pool included 2015 runners-up and quarter-finalists Australia and Wales. They were joined by Georgia, who automatically qualified for the first ever time. They were joined by regional qualifiers from the Americas, Uruguay (Americas 2), and Oceania, Fiji (Oceania 1).

Wales and Australia qualified for the quarter-finals, with Wales taking top spot in the pool courtesy of a 29–25 win over the Wallabies in the two sides' second match of the tournament. Fiji, Georgia and Uruguay each won one match, but three bonus points for Fiji meant they finished in third place and qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Overview

Pool D opened with Australia beating Fiji by 18 points in Sapporo after Fiji led by two points at half-time. Australia scored four tries in the second half for the bonus point.[1] Wales beat Georgia 43–14 at City of Toyota Stadium, after leading 29–0 at half-time and 22–0 after three tries in the first 19 minutes.[2] In Kamaishi, Fiji scored the opening try against Uruguay. Two mistakes within eight minutes gave Teros the lead before a try from Juan Manuel Cat enhanced it to 12 points at half-time. Three Fijian tries in the second half were to no avail as two penalty goals from Felipe Berchesi gave Uruguay their first win in a World Cup since 2003.[3] In Kumagaya on 29 September, Georgia recorded a 33–7 win over Uruguay. Dominant work by their forwards in the second half laid the foundation for the bonus-point victory.[4] Over in Chōfu, Dan Biggar scored the fastest drop goal in World Cup history as Wales led 23–8 at the half. Two second-half tries from Australia brought the scores to within a point but the Welsh held out for a 29–25 win.[5]

A second half performance from Fiji at a wet Hanazono Rugby Stadium saw the Fijians record their first win of their 2019 World Cup campaign as they won 45–10 over Georgia. This was partly due to Semi Radradra scoring two tries while also aiding in setting up three more tries as Fiji scored seven tries to one in the bonus-point victory.[6] Another slow start for the Australians in their game with Uruguay did not stop them from recording a win over the South Americans, with Tevita Kuridrani and Dane Haylett-Petty each getting two tries in the 35-point victory at Ōita Stadium.[7] Four days later at the same stadium, Fiji got off to a 10–0 lead with the tries coming from Josua Tuisova and Kini Murimurivalu within eight minutes. Fiji would hold their lead until the 31st minute when Josh Adams scored his second try of three for the match. Wales increased their lead from there to win 29–17, qualifying for the quarter-finals with Australia.[8] The penultimate match of Pool D saw Australia outlast a tough Georgia in difficult conditions in Fukuroi, as they won 27–8.[9] Wales would finish undefeated with a 35–13 win over Uruguay at Kumamoto Stadium to record a bonus-point victory and set up a quarter-final with France while Australia came in second.[10]

Standings

Key to colours in pool tables
Advanced to the quarter-finals and qualified for the 2023 Rugby World Cup
Eliminated but qualified for 2023 Rugby World Cup
Team
Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
 Wales 4 4 0 0 17 136 69 +67 3 19
 Australia 4 3 0 1 20 136 68 +68 4 16
 Fiji 4 1 0 3 17 110 108 +2 3 7
 Georgia 4 1 0 3 9 65 122 −57 1 5
 Uruguay 4 1 0 3 6 60 140 −80 0 4

All times are local Japan Standard Time (UTC+09)

Australia vs Fiji

21 September 2019
13:45 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Australia  39–21  Fiji
Try: Hooper 18' c
Hodge 36' m
Latu (2) 57' m, 62' m
Kerevi 69' c
Koroibete 73' c
Con: Lealiifano (1/2) 19'
To'omua (2/3) 70', 74'
Pen: Hodge (1/1) 51'
Report Try: Yato 9' m
Nayacalevu 44' c
Con: Volavola (1/2) 46'
Pen: Volavola (3/3) 5', 23', 31'
Sapporo Dome, Sapporo
Attendance: 36,482
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Australia
Fiji
FB 15 Kurtley Beale Substituted off 70'
RW 14 Reece Hodge
OC 13 James O'Connor
IC 12 Samu Kerevi
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Christian Lealiifano Substituted off 59'
SH 9 Nic White Substituted off 52'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani Substituted off 57'
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 David Pocock
RL 5 Rory Arnold Substituted off 68'
LL 4 Izack Rodda
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Tolu Latu Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Scott Sio Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese Substituted in 63'
PR 17 James Slipper Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 63'
LK 19 Adam Coleman Substituted in 68'
FL 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto Substituted in 57'
SH 21 Will Genia Substituted in 52'
CE 22 Matt To'omua Substituted in 59'
FB 23 Dane Haylett-Petty Substituted in 70'
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika
Australia vs Fiji 2019-09-21.svg
FB 15 Kini Murimurivalu Substituted off 74'
RW 14 Josua Tuisova Substituted off 62'
OC 13 Waisea Nayacalevu
IC 12 Levani Botia Temporarily suspended from 61' to 71' 61' to 71'
LW 11 Semi Radradra
FH 10 Ben Volavola
SH 9 Frank Lomani Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Viliame Mata Substituted off 40'
OF 7 Peceli Yato Substituted off 25'
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c)
RL 5 Leone Nakarawa
LL 4 Tevita Cavubati
TP 3 Peni Ravai Substituted off 57'
HK 2 Sam Matavesi Substituted off 74'
LP 1 Campese Ma'afu Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto Substituted in 74'
PR 17 Eroni Mawi Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Manasa Saulo Substituted in 57'
LK 19 Tevita Ratuva Substituted in 40'
FL 20 Mosese Voka Substituted in 25'
SH 21 Nikola Matawalu Substituted in 71'
FH 22 Alivereti Veitokani Substituted in 74'
WG 23 Vereniki Goneva Substituted in 63'
Coach:
New Zealand John McKee

Player of the Match:
Tolu Latu (Australia)

Assistant referees:
Luke Pearce (England)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Wales vs Georgia

23 September 2019
19:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Wales  43–14  Georgia
Try: Jo. Davies 3' m
Tipuric 13' c
Adams 19' c
L. Williams 40' c
T. Williams 65' c
North 76' c
Con: Biggar (4/5) 14', 20', 40', 66'
Halfpenny (1/1) 77'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 7'
Report Try: Mamukashvili 43' c
Chilachava 69' c
Con: Abzhandadze (2/2) 44', 70'
City of Toyota Stadium, Toyota
Attendance: 35,546
Referee: Luke Pearce (England)
Wales
Georgia
FB 15 Liam Williams Substituted off 62'
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 67'
SH 9 Gareth Davies Substituted off 48'
N8 8 Josh Navidi
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Aaron Wainwright Substituted off 51'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Tomas Francis Substituted off 47'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 56'
LP 1 Wyn Jones Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee Substituted in 56'
PR 17 Nicky Smith Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Dillon Lewis Substituted in 47'
FL 19 Aaron Shingler Substituted in 62'
N8 20 Ross Moriarty Substituted in 51'
SH 21 Tomos Williams Substituted in 48'
FH 22 Rhys Patchell Substituted in 67'
FB 23 Leigh Halfpenny Substituted in 62'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs Georgia 2019-09-23.svg
FB 15 Soso Matiashvili Substituted off 77'
RW 14 Mirian Modebadze
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Tamaz Mchedlidze
LW 11 Giorgi Kveseladze
FH 10 Tedo Abzhandadze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted off 60'
N8 8 Beka Gorgadze Substituted off 60'
OF 7 Mamuka Gorgodze
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili Substituted off 55'
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze Substituted off 51'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Beka Gigashvili Substituted off 47' Substituted in 79'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili Substituted off 47' Substituted in 55' Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili (c) Substituted off 47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jaba Bregvadze Temporarily suspended from 48' to 58' 48' to 58' Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Guram Gogichashvili Substituted in 47'
PR 18 Levan Chilachava Substituted in 47' Substituted off 79'
LK 19 Shalva Sutiashvili Substituted in 51'
FL 20 Beka Saghinadze Substituted in 58'
FL 21 Otar Giorgadze Substituted in 60'
SH 22 Gela Aprasidze Substituted in 60'
FH 23 Lasha Khmaladze Substituted in 77'
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig

Player of the Match:
Jake Ball (Wales)

Assistant referees:
Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

Fiji vs Uruguay

25 September 2019
14:15 JST (UTC+09)
(2 BP) Fiji  27–30  Uruguay
Try: Dolokoto 8' m
Mawi 19' c
Ratuniyarawa 48' m
Matawalu (2) 67' m, 80+1' m
Con: J. Matavesi (1/3) 20'
Report Try: Arata 14' c
Diana 22' c
Cat 26' c
Con: Berchesi (3/3) 15', 23', 28'
Pen: Berchesi (3/4) 38', 61', 76'
Fiji
Uruguay
FB 15 Alivereti Veitokani Substituted off 52'
RW 14 Filipo Nakosi Substituted off 61'
OC 13 Semi Radradra
IC 12 Jale Vatubua
LW 11 Vereniki Goneva
FH 10 Josh Matavesi
SH 9 Henry Seniloli Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Leone Nakarawa
OF 7 Mosese Voka Substituted off 71'
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c)
RL 5 Api Ratuniyarawa
LL 4 Tevita Ratuva Substituted off 69'
TP 3 Manasa Saulo Substituted off 69'
HK 2 Mesu Dolokoto Substituted off 69'
LP 1 Eroni Mawi Substituted off 61'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto Substituted in 69'
PR 17 Campese Ma'afu Substituted in 61'
PR 18 Lee Roy Atalifo Substituted in 61'
LK 19 Tevita Cavubati Substituted in 69'
HK 20 Sam Matavesi Substituted in 71'
SH 21 Nikola Matawalu Substituted in 57'
FH 22 Ben Volavola Substituted in 52'
CE 23 Levani Botia Substituted in 61'
Coach:
New Zealand John McKee
Fiji vs Uruguay 2019-09-25.svg
FB 15 Gastón Mieres Substituted off 61'
RW 14 Nicolás Freitas
OC 13 Juan Manuel Cat Substituted off 38' Substituted in 40' Substituted off 69'
IC 12 Andrés Vilaseca
LW 11 Rodrigo Silva
FH 10 Felipe Berchesi
SH 9 Santiago Arata Substituted off 57'
N8 8 Manuel Diana Substituted off 57'
OF 7 Santiago Civetta
BF 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara (c)
RL 5 Manuel Leindekar
LL 4 Ignacio Dotti Substituted off 69' Substituted in 77'
TP 3 Diego Arbelo Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Germán Kessler Substituted off 78'
LP 1 Mateo Sanguinetti Substituted off 57'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guillermo Pujadas Substituted in 78'
PR 17 Facundo Gattas Substituted in 57'
PR 18 Juan Rombys Substituted in 50'
FL 19 Franco Lamanna Substituted in 69' Substituted off 77'
FL 20 Juan Diego Ormaechea Substituted in 57'
SH 21 Agustín Ormaechea Substituted in 57'
FB 22 Felipe Echeverry Substituted in 61'
CE 23 Tomás Inciarte Substituted in 38' Substituted off 40' Substituted in 69'
Coach:
Argentina Esteban Meneses

Player of the Match:
Felipe Berchesi (Uruguay)

Assistant referees:
Angus Gardner (Australia)
Andrew Brace (Ireland)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

Georgia vs Uruguay

29 September 2019
14:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Georgia  33–7  Uruguay
Try: Todua 9' m
Giorgadze 30' c
Chilachava 43' c
Bregvadze 52' c
Kveseladze 58' c
Con: Abzhandadze (4/5) 30', 44', 53', 59'
Report Try: Vilaseca 33' c
Con: Berchesi (1/1) 34'
Georgia
Uruguay
FB 15 Lasha Khmaladze Substituted off 73'
RW 14 Zurab Dzneladze
OC 13 Giorgi Kveseladze
IC 12 Lasha Malaghuradze Substituted off 60'
LW 11 Alexander Todua
FH 10 Tedo Abzhandadze
SH 9 Gela Aprasidze Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Otar Giorgadze
OF 7 Beka Saghinadze
BF 6 Shalva Sutiashvili Substituted off 78'
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze Substituted off 60'
LL 4 Lasha Lomidze
TP 3 Levan Chilachava Substituted off 49'
HK 2 Jaba Bregvadze (c) Substituted off 65'
LP 1 Guram Gogichashvili
Replacements:
HK 16 Vano Karkadze Substituted in 65'
PR 17 Beka Gigashvili
PR 18 Giorgi Melikidze Substituted in 49'
LK 19 Mamuka Gorgodze Substituted in 60'
FL 20 Beka Gorgadze Substituted in 78'
SH 21 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted in 68'
CE 22 Merab Sharikadze Substituted in 60'
FB 23 Soso Matiashvili Substituted in 73'
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig
Georgia vs Uruguay 2019-09-29.svg
FB 15 Gastón Mieres Substituted off 40'
RW 14 Nicolás Freitas Substituted off 64'
OC 13 Juan Manuel Cat
IC 12 Andrés Vilaseca
LW 11 Rodrigo Silva
FH 10 Felipe Berchesi
SH 9 Santiago Arata
N8 8 Alejandro Nieto
OF 7 Santiago Civetta Substituted off 60'
BF 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara (c) Substituted off 60'
RL 5 Manuel Leindekar
LL 4 Ignacio Dotti Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Juan Rombys Substituted off 47'
HK 2 Germán Kessler Substituted off 60'
LP 1 Mateo Sanguinetti Substituted off 47'
Replacements:
HK 16 Facundo Gattas Red card 77' Substituted in 47'
PR 17 Juan Echeverría Substituted in 60'
PR 18 Diego Arbelo Substituted in 47'
LK 19 Diego Magno Substituted in 64'
FL 20 Juan Diego Ormaechea Substituted in 60'
FL 21 Manuel Ardao Substituted in 60'
SH 22 Agustín Ormaechea Substituted in 64'
WG 23 Leandro Leivas Substituted in 40'
Coach:
Argentina Esteban Meneses

Player of the Match:
Otar Giorgadze (Georgia)

Assistant referees:
Paul Williams (New Zealand)
Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • Facundo Gattas' red card meant that Uruguay became the first team to receive red cards in two consecutive World Cups.
  • Georgia's first try was the first try Georgia had ever failed to convert at a Rugby World Cup.
  • This was the first time that Georgia gained a Try Bonus Point.

Australia vs Wales

29 September 2019
16:45 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Australia  25–29  Wales
Try: Ashley-Cooper 21' m
Haylett-Petty 46' c
Hooper 62' c
Con: To'omua (2/2) 48', 63'
Pen: Foley (1/1) 29'
To'omua (1/1) 68'
Report Try: Parkes 13' c
G. Davies 38' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 14'
Patchell (1/1) 39'
Pen: Patchell (3/3) 33', 37', 72'
Drop: Biggar (1/2) 1'
Patchell (1/1) 44'
Tokyo Stadium, Chōfu
Attendance: 47,885
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Australia
Wales
FB 15 Dane Haylett-Petty
RW 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper Substituted off 48'
OC 13 James O'Connor
IC 12 Samu Kerevi
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Bernard Foley Substituted off 45'
SH 9 Will Genia Substituted off 53'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani Substituted off 68'
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c)
BF 6 David Pocock
RL 5 Rory Arnold Substituted off 63'
LL 4 Izack Rodda
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Tolu Latu Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Scott Sio Substituted off 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese Substituted in 66'
PR 17 James Slipper Substituted in 63'
PR 18 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 63'
LK 19 Adam Coleman Substituted in 63'
FL 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Nic White Substituted in 53'
CE 22 Matt To'omua Substituted in 45'
FB 23 Kurtley Beale Substituted in 48'
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika
Australia vs Wales 2019-09-29.svg
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes Substituted off 70'
LW 11 Josh Adams
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 28'
SH 9 Gareth Davies Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Josh Navidi
OF 7 Justin Tipuric
BF 6 Aaron Wainwright Substituted off 49'
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 63'
TP 3 Tomas Francis Substituted off 63'
HK 2 Ken Owens Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Wyn Jones Substituted off 49'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Nicky Smith Substituted in 49'
PR 18 Dillon Lewis Substituted in 63'
FL 19 Aaron Shingler Substituted in 63'
N8 20 Ross Moriarty Substituted in 49'
SH 21 Tomos Williams Substituted in 71'
FH 22 Rhys Patchell Substituted in 28'
CE 23 Owen Watkin Substituted in 70'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland

Player of the Match:
Gareth Davies (Wales)

Assistant referees:
Luke Pearce (England)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Georgia vs Fiji

3 October 2019
14:15 JST (UTC+09)
Georgia  10–45  Fiji (1 BP)
Try: Gorgodze 53' c
Con: Matiashvili (1/1) 55'
Pen: Matiashvili (1/2) 35'
Report Try: Nayacalevu 20' c
Lomani 45' m
Tuisova 50' m
Radradra (2) 61' c, 76' c
Kunatani 68' c
Ratuniyarawa 70' c
Con: Volavola (5/7) 21', 63', 70', 72', 77'
Georgia
Fiji
FB 15 Soso Matiashvili
RW 14 Giorgi Kveseladze
OC 13 Davit Kacharava
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze (c) Substituted off 44' Substituted in 56' Substituted off 71'
LW 11 Alexander Todua Substituted off 74'
FH 10 Lasha Khmaladze
SH 9 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted off 67'
N8 8 Beka Gorgadze
OF 7 Mamuka Gorgodze
BF 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili Substituted off 53'
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze Substituted off 53'
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze
TP 3 Beka Gigashvili Substituted off 67' Substituted in 79'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili Substituted off 59'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili Substituted off 59'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jaba Bregvadze Substituted in 59'
PR 17 Guram Gogichashvili Substituted in 59'
PR 18 Levan Chilachava Substituted in 67' Substituted off 79'
FL 19 Otar Giorgadze Substituted in 53'
FL 20 Beka Saghinadze Substituted in 53'
SH 21 Gela Aprasidze Substituted in 67'
FH 22 Lasha Malaguradze Substituted in 44' Substituted off 56' Substituted in 71'
WG 23 Mirian Modebadze Substituted in 74'
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig
Georgia vs Fiji 2019-10-03.svg
FB 15 Kini Murimurivalu Substituted off 74'
RW 14 Josua Tuisova
OC 13 Waisea Nayacalevu Substituted off 71'
IC 12 Levani Botia
LW 11 Semi Radradra
FH 10 Ben Volavola
SH 9 Frank Lomani Substituted off 76'
N8 8 Peceli Yato Substituted off 64'
OF 7 Semi Kunatani
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c)
RL 5 Leone Nakarawa
LL 4 Tevita Cavubati Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Manasa Saulo Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Sam Matavesi Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Campese Ma'afu Substituted off 56'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ratu Veremalua Vugakoto Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Peni Ravai Substituted in 56'
PR 18 Lee Roy Atalifo Substituted in 71'
LK 19 Api Ratuniyarawa Substituted in 64'
N8 20 Viliame Mata Substituted in 64'
SH 21 Nikola Matawalu Substituted in 76'
CE 22 Jale Vatubua Substituted in 71'
CE 23 Josh Matavesi Substituted in 74'
Coach:
New Zealand John McKee

Player of the Match:
Semi Radradra (Fiji)

Assistant referees:
Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Matthew Carley (England)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Notes:

  • This is Fiji's biggest winning margin over Georgia.

Australia vs Uruguay

5 October 2019
14:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Australia  45–10  Uruguay
Try: Haylett-Petty (2) 6' c, 68' m
Petaia 24' c
Kuridrani (2) 31' m, 46' c
Genia 53' c
Slipper 61' c
Con: Lealiifano (5/7) 7', 25', 48', 55', 63'
Report Try: Diana 79' c
Con: Berchesi (1/1) 79'
Pen: Berchesi (1/1) 13'
Oita Stadium, Ōita
Attendance: 33,781
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Australia
Uruguay
FB 15 Kurtley Beale
RW 14 Dane Haylett-Petty
OC 13 Tevita Kuridrani
IC 12 Matt To'omua
LW 11 Jordan Petaia Substituted off 40'
FH 10 Christian Lealiifano
SH 9 Nic White Substituted off 51'
N8 6 Jack Dempsey
OF 7 Michael Hooper (c) Substituted off 51'
BF 8 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto Temporarily suspended from 30' to 40' 30' to 40'
RL 5 Adam Coleman Temporarily suspended from 14' to 24' 14' to 24'
LL 4 Rob Simmons
TP 3 Allan Alaalatoa Substituted off 51'
HK 2 Folau Fainga'a Substituted off 62'
LP 1 James Slipper Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese Substituted in 62'
PR 17 Sekope Kepu Substituted in 62'
PR 18 Taniela Tupou Substituted in 51'
LK 19 Rory Arnold
FL 20 David Pocock Substituted in 51'
SH 21 Will Genia Substituted in 51'
CE 22 Samu Kerevi
WG 23 Adam Ashley-Cooper Substituted in 40'
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika
Australia vs Uruguay 2019-10-05.svg
FB 15 Rodrigo Silva Substituted off 64'
RW 14 Federico Favaro
OC 13 Tomás Inciarte
IC 12 Andrés Vilaseca (c) Substituted off 62'
LW 11 Nicolás Freitas
FH 10 Felipe Berchesi
SH 9 Agustín Ormaechea Substituted off 52'
N8 8 Manuel Diana
OF 7 Juan Diego Ormaechea Substituted off 55'
BF 6 Manuel Ardao
RL 5 Manuel Leindekar Substituted off 56'
LL 4 Franco Lamanna
TP 3 Diego Arbelo Substituted off 50'
HK 2 Germán Kessler Substituted off 70'
LP 1 Juan Echeverría Substituted off 73'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guillermo Pujadas Substituted in 70'
PR 17 Joaquín Jaunsolo Substituted in 73'
PR 18 Juan Rombys Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Ignacio Dotti Substituted in 56'
FL 20 Juan Manuel Gaminara Substituted in 55'
SH 21 Santiago Arata Substituted in 52'
FB 22 Felipe Echeverry Substituted in 64'
CE 23 Agustín Della Corte Substituted in 63'
Coach:
Argentina Esteban Meneses

Player of the Match:
Tevita Kuridrani (Australia)

Assistant referees:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Wales vs Fiji

9 October 2019
18:45 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Wales  29–17  Fiji
Try: Adams (3) 18' c, 31' c, 61' m
L. Williams 69' c
Con: Biggar (2/2) 20', 32'
Patchell (1/2) 70'
Pen: Patchell (1/1) 58'
Report Try: Tuisova 4' m
Murimurivalu 9' m
Penalty try 54'
Oita Stadium, Ōita
Attendance: 33,379
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Wales
Fiji
FB 15 Liam Williams
RW 14 George North
OC 13 Jonathan Davies Substituted off 63'
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Josh Adams Substituted off 71'
FH 10 Dan Biggar Substituted off 56'
SH 9 Gareth Davies
N8 8 Ross Moriarty
OF 7 James Davies Temporarily suspended from 53' to 63' 53' to 63' Substituted off 14' Substituted in 20' Substituted off 68'
BF 6 Josh Navidi
RL 5 Alun Wyn Jones (c)
LL 4 Jake Ball Substituted off 71'
TP 3 Tomas Francis Substituted off 71'
HK 2 Ken Owens Temporarily suspended from 8' to 20' 8' to 20' Substituted off 68'
LP 1 Wyn Jones Substituted off 71'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee Substituted in 14' Substituted off 20' Substituted in 68'
PR 17 Rhys Carré Substituted in 71'
PR 18 Dillon Lewis Substituted in 71'
FL 19 Aaron Shingler Substituted in 71'
FL 20 Aaron Wainwright Substituted in 68'
SH 21 Tomos Williams Substituted in 71'
FH 22 Rhys Patchell Substituted in 56'
CE 23 Owen Watkin Substituted in 63'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
Wales vs Fiji 2019-10-09.svg
FB 15 Kini Murimurivalu
RW 14 Josua Tuisova
OC 13 Waisea Nayacalevu
IC 12 Levani Botia Substituted off 32'
LW 11 Semi Radradra
FH 10 Ben Volavola
SH 9 Frank Lomani Substituted off 68'
N8 8 Viliame Mata Substituted off 62'
OF 7 Semi Kunatani Temporarily suspended from 29' to 39' 29' to 39'
BF 6 Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c)
RL 5 Leone Nakarawa
LL 4 Tevita Cavubati Temporarily suspended from 17' to 27' 17' to 27' Substituted off 64'
TP 3 Manasa Saulo Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Sam Matavesi Substituted off 71'
LP 1 Campese Ma'afu Substituted off 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Mesu Dolokoto Substituted in 71'
PR 17 Eroni Mawi Substituted in 40'
PR 18 Peni Ravai Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Api Ratuniyarawa Substituted in 64'
N8 20 Peceli Yato Substituted in 62'
SH 21 Nikola Matawalu Substituted in 68'
CE 22 Jale Vatubua Substituted in 32'
CE 23 Josh Matavesi
Coach:
New Zealand John McKee

Player of the Match:
Semi Radradra (Fiji)

Assistant referees:
Romain Poite (France)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Notes:

Australia vs Georgia

11 October 2019
19:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Australia  27–8  Georgia
Try: White 23' c
Koroibete 60' c
Dempsey 75' m
Genia 79' m
Con: To'omua (2/4) 24', 61'
Pen: To'omua (1/1) 37'
Report Try: Todua 70' m
Pen: Matiashvili (1/1) 28'
Australia
Georgia
FB 15 Kurtley Beale Substituted off 14'
RW 14 Jordan Petaia Substituted off 58'
OC 13 James O'Connor
IC 12 Samu Kerevi
LW 11 Marika Koroibete
FH 10 Matt To'omua
SH 9 Nic White Substituted off 51'
N8 8 Isi Naisarani Temporarily suspended from 36' to 46' 36' to 46'
OF 7 David Pocock (c) Substituted off 61'
BF 6 Jack Dempsey
RL 5 Rory Arnold Substituted off 58'
LL 4 Izack Rodda
TP 3 Sekope Kepu Substituted off 46'
HK 2 Tolu Latu Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Scott Sio Substituted off 58'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jordan Uelese Substituted in 66'
PR 17 James Slipper Substituted in 58'
PR 18 Taniela Tupou Substituted in 46'
LK 19 Rob Simmons Substituted in 58'
FL 20 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto Substituted in 61'
SH 21 Will Genia Substituted in 51'
FH 22 Christian Lealiifano Substituted in 58'
FB 23 Dane Haylett-Petty Substituted in 14'
Coach:
Australia Michael Cheika
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FB 15 Soso Matiashvili
RW 14 Giorgi Kveseladze
OC 13 Davit Kacharava Substituted off 58'
IC 12 Merab Sharikadze (c) Substituted off 72'
LW 11 Alexander Todua
FH 10 Lasha Khmaladze
SH 9 Gela Aprasidze Substituted off 51'
N8 8 Beka Gorgadze Substituted off 58'
OF 7 Mamuka Gorgodze
BF 6 Beka Saghinadze
RL 5 Konstantin Mikautadze
LL 4 Giorgi Nemsadze Substituted off 61'
TP 3 Beka Gigashvili Substituted off 51'
HK 2 Shalva Mamukashvili Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Mikheil Nariashvili Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Jaba Bregvadze Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Guram Gogichashvili Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Giorgi Melikidze Substituted in 51'
FL 19 Otar Giorgadze Substituted in 61'
FL 20 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Vasil Lobzhanidze Substituted in 51'
FH 22 Lasha Malaguradze Substituted in 72'
CE 23 Tamaz Mchedlidze Substituted in 58'
Coach:
New Zealand Milton Haig

Player of the Match:
Izack Rodda (Australia)

Assistant referees:
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Television match official:
Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Notes:

  • This is the first meeting between the two nations.
  • Rob Simmons (Australia) become the 11th player to earn his 100th test cap for his country.
  • Mamuka Gorgodze (Georgia) played his last international game.

Wales vs Uruguay

13 October 2019
17:15 JST (UTC+09)
(1 BP) Wales  35–13  Uruguay
Try: Smith 17' c
Adams 49' c
Penalty try 66'
T. Williams 74' c
G. Davies 80+5' c
Con: Halfpenny (4/4) 18', 50', 75', 80+6'
Report Try: Kessler 71' c
Con: Berchesi (1/1) 72'
Pen: Berchesi (2/2) 22', 39'
Kumamoto Stadium, Kumamoto
Attendance: 27,317
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Wales
Uruguay
FB 15 Leigh Halfpenny
RW 14 Josh Adams Substituted off 70'
OC 13 Owen Watkin
IC 12 Hadleigh Parkes
LW 11 Hallam Amos
FH 10 Rhys Patchell
SH 9 Aled Davies Substituted off 60'
N8 8 Aaron Wainwright Substituted off 59'
OF 7 Justin Tipuric (c) Substituted off 59'
BF 6 Aaron Shingler
RL 5 Adam Beard
LL 4 Bradley Davies
TP 3 Dillon Lewis Substituted off 64'
HK 2 Ryan Elias Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Nicky Smith Substituted off 52'
Replacements:
HK 16 Elliot Dee Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Rhys Carré Substituted in 52'
PR 18 Wyn Jones Substituted in 54'
LK 19 Jake Ball
N8 20 Ross Moriarty Substituted in 59'
FL 21 James Davies Substituted in 59'
SH 22 Tomos Williams Substituted in 60'
WG 23 Gareth Davies Substituted in 70'
Coach:
New Zealand Warren Gatland
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FB 15 Gastón Mieres Substituted off 64'
RW 14 Leandro Leivas Substituted off 78'
OC 13 Juan Manuel Cat Substituted off 74' Substituted in 78'
IC 12 Andrés Vilaseca
LW 11 Nicolás Freitas
FH 10 Felipe Berchesi
SH 9 Santiago Arata Substituted off 58'
N8 8 Alejandro Nieto Substituted off 58'
OF 7 Santiago Civetta Temporarily suspended from 65' to 75' 65' to 75'
BF 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara (c)
RL 5 Manuel Leindekar
LL 4 Ignacio Dotti Substituted off 58'
TP 3 Diego Arbelo Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Germán Kessler Substituted off 76'
LP 1 Mateo Sanguinetti Substituted off 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guillermo Pujadas Substituted in 76'
PR 17 Juan Echeverría Substituted in 51'
PR 18 Juan Rombys Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Diego Magno Substituted in 58'
FL 20 Manuel Diana Substituted in 58'
SH 21 Agustín Ormaechea Substituted in 58'
CE 22 Tomás Inciarte Substituted in 73'
FB 23 Rodrigo Silva Substituted in 64'
Coach:
Argentina Esteban Meneses

Player of the Match:
Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)

Assistant referees:
Luke Pearce (England)
Karl Dickson (England)
Television match official:
Rowan Kitt (England)

Notes:

  • Ignacio Dotti (Uruguay) earned his 50th test cap.
  • With this win, Wales topped their pool for the first time since 1999 and won all four of their pool matches for their first time since the pools were expanded to five teams in 2003.

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