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Scoreboard flatters Wallabies in 27-8 win over Georgia

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11th October, 2019
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Australia are destined for a quarter-final clash with England following an unconvincing 27-8 win over Georgia.

The Wallabies had to work hard for their win and crossed twice in the final 10 minutes to flatter the scoreline.

Georgia were tremendous in defence, frustrating the Wallabies at every opportunity and suffocating their attack.

With the rain coming down and heavy winds, Australia struggled to get any momentum.

It took 22 minutes for them to find a way through, Nic White sniping from the ruck.

Soso Matiashvili made it 7-3 when he landed a penalty goal.

Then Isa Nasiarani was yellow-carded for a high tackle that connected to the head of a Georgian opponent. He was lucky not be sent off.

Matt Toomua extended the lead slightly with a penalty goal. It remained 10-3 at the break as the Wallabies could not open up Georgia’s wall of defence.

In the second half errors and mistakes continued to mount and mount, until on 59th minutes Marika Korobiete eased the pressure with a brilliant individual try.

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Australia looked safe at 17-3, but then Alexander Todua touched down on the left wing for great Georgian try.

The amount of tackling started to catch up with Georgia in the final stages and the Wallabies took advantage, scoring twice more.

First Jack Dempsey crossed off the back of a rolling maul. Then Will Genia glided over right on full-time to seal the win.

The average performance leaves Michael Cheika with plenty of work to do ahead of the quarter-finals.

If Wales beat Uruguay on Sunday, as expected, then the Wallabies will meet England on October 19.

Wallabies 27
Georgia 8