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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'
Conversion

Sam Costelow converts the try.

80'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Wales is finished off by George North

79'

This is dangerous for the defence as George North bursts through to advance the Wales attack.

79'

Spellbinding play by Louis Rees-Zammit is finished off with a try.

79'

Sam Costelow curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.

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Try

A bit of individual brilliance by Louis Rees-Zammit leads to a try for Wales

73'
Yellow Card

Davit Niniashvili (Georgia) is shown a yellow card

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Yellow Card

Taine Basham (Wales) is shown a yellow card

70'

Georgia make a substitution with Tedo Abzhandadze coming on.

68'

Georgia make a substitution with Luka Matkava coming off.

68'

Georgia make a substitution with Giorgi Tsutskiridze coming on.

68'

Georgia make a substitution with Mikheil Gachechiladze coming off.

68'

Wales make a substitution with Mason Grady coming on.

68'

Wales make a substitution with Liam Williams coming off.

68'

Wales make a substitution with Christ Tshiunza coming on.

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Wales make a substitution with Taulupe Faletau coming off.

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Conversion

The Wales supporters go wild as Sam Costelow successfully kicks the conversion.

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Try

The kick through from Wales has allowed Louis Rees-Zammit to touch down.

66'

Liam Williams sets up the try.

66'

The defensive line has been broken as Liam Williams goes through the gap.

66'

The penalty goal is on its way from Sam Costelow but it runs out gas over the last few metres, falling short.

65'

Luka Matkava curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.

62'

Wales sub Taine Basham comes onto the field.

61'

Aaron Wainwright departs for Wales.

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Try

A stunning solo try from Davit Niniashvili

61'

The defensive line has been broken as Davit Niniashvili goes through the gap.

61'

Spellbinding play by Gela Aprasidze is finished off with a try.

61'

Gareth Davies comes on for Wales.

59'

Tomos Williams leaves the field.

59'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Luka Matkava kicks the conversion.

59'
Try

Georgia are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Vano Karkadze touching down.

58'

Gela Aprasidze comes on for Georgia.

57'

Vasil Lobzhanidze leaves the field.

57'

What a run here by Vasil Lobzhanidze as they get over the gainline!

56'

What a run here by Aka Tabutsadze as they get over the gainline!

53'

Henry Thomas comes on.

51'

Tomas Francis comes off.

51'

Elliot Dee comes on.

51'

Dewi Lake comes off.

51'

Nicky Smith comes on.

51'

Gareth Thomas comes off.

51'

Georgia decide to make a substitution, with Irakli Aptsiauri getting some game time.

49'

Georgia decide to make a substitution, with Beka Gigashvili being replaced.

49'

Georgia decide to make a substitution, with Lado Chachanidze getting some game time.

48'

Georgia decide to make a substitution, with Konstantine Mikautadze being replaced.

48'
Conversion

Sam Costelow adds the two points for Wales.

43'
Try

Nobody was going to stop Louis Rees-Zammit from scoring that try!

42'

Louis Rees-Zammit makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

42'

George North played a key part in that try.

42'

Georgia make a substitution with Demur Tapladze coming on.

40'

Georgia make a substitution with Lasha Khmaladze coming off.

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Georgia make a substitution with Vano Karkadze coming on.

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Georgia make a substitution with Shalva Mamukashvili coming off.

40'

Georgia make a substitution with Nika Abuladze coming on.

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Georgia make a substitution with Guram Gogichashvili coming off.

40'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

41'
Conversion

Luka Matkava does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

35'
Try

Incisive passing by Georgia is finished off by Merab Sharikadze, as they goes over for the try.

34'

Giorgi Kveseladze sets up the try.

34'
Penalty Goal

The touch judges raise their flags as Sam Costelow kicks the penalty goal.

26'

This is dangerous for the defence as Liam Williams bursts through to advance the Wales attack.

24'
Conversion

Sam Costelow makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

23'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Wales is finished off by Liam Williams

22'

This is dangerous for the defence as Liam Williams bursts through to advance the Wales attack.

22'

That's a great try assist by Sam Costelow.

22'
Conversion

Sam Costelow converts the try.

16'
Try

Tomas Francis scores the try from close range.

15'

Spellbinding play by Tomos Williams is finished off with a try.

15'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Bonus Points Awarded

+1
6 Tries scored

Match Details

Georgia v Wales

Rugby World Cup - Round 5
Sat 7th October 2023, 09:00am EDT
Stade de la Beaujoire

Points Flow Chart

Wales win +24
Wales
Georgia
Wales
Time in lead
Georgia
67
Mins in lead
0
83%
% Of Game In Lead
0%
52%
Possession Last 10 min
48%
12
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Costelow
43 - 19
80'
North
41 - 19
79'
Rees-Zammit
36 - 19
73'
Basham
31 - 19
70'
Niniashvili
70'
31 - 19
Costelow
31 - 19
68'
Rees-Zammit
29 - 19
66'
Niniashvili
61'
24 - 19
Matkava
59'
24 - 14
Karkadze
58'
24 - 12
Costelow
24 - 7
43'
Rees-Zammit
22 - 7
42'
Half Time
Matkava
35'
17 - 7
Sharikadze
34'
17 - 5
Costelow
17 - 0
26'
Costelow
14 - 0
23'
Williams
12 - 0
22'
Costelow
7 - 0
16'
Francis
5 - 0
15'
Start

Win Probability

Wales
86%
Draw
0%
Georgia
14%
Conversion by Sam Costelow

Momentum

0'
HT
FT
Wales
Georgia

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
4.4
9
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.3
8
Entries

Attack Profile

Wales
Georgia
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Defence Profile

Wales
Georgia
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
33%
48%
3-6 secs
33%
27%
6+ secs
30%
18%
63
Rucks Won
91

Last 5 Penalties

60'
64'
70'
76'
78'
Wales
Georgia

Other Fixtures

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Cam 266 days ago

Wales on the up&up and Georgia with a great game against the Fijians. Could be very interesting!

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Who Will Win?

Wales will enter their game against Georgia as favourites after dispatching Australia 40-6 in their last game. However, they’ve already qualified for the quarter-final stage of the competition and have very little to play for. This is because they only need one point from this game to claim top spot in the pool.

By contrast, although Georgia cannot qualify for the knockout stages, they have put in several good performances during the pool stage. As a result, they’ll undoubtedly be looking to end their campaign on a high with a win.

Think you know how the upcoming Wales vs Georgia game will go? Vote in our poll and have your say.

Head-to-Head

Since 2017, Wales and Georgia have clashed four times, with Wales winning three matches and Georgia winning one.

Interestingly, the head-to-head stats below tell us that the team that scores the first try in Wales vs Georgia games emerges victorious 75% of the time. Let’s see if that trend is set to continue…

Team Form

Warren Gatland’s men will be coming into the latest Wales vs Georgia encounter in great form. Although they were largely unfancied before the tournament began, they’ve so far enjoyed comprehensive wins over Fiji, Portugal and Australia. This means they’ve booked their quarter-final place with a game to spare.

Meanwhile, although Georgia are yet to win a game at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, they have performed admirably against both Fiji and Australia. Interestingly, Georgia have actually only won one of their last five games… but this was against Wales!

Underneath our team form guide, you’ll find lots of additional information about how the two sides have performed in their last five games, including the number of tries they’ve scored and their overall points difference.

Player Head-to-Head

The outcome of the upcoming Wales vs Georgia game will likely be determined by individual matchups. With this in mind, here’s how Jac Morgan and Soso Matiashvili have been performing recently.

Other Fixtures

While Wales vs Georgia is one of the weekend’s biggest rugby games, other matches at the Rugby World Cup are also taking place. Check out the latest fixtures and results below.

Wales vs Georgia 2023: Detailed Match Preview

On Saturday 07th October, 2023, Wales will face Georgia at Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes.

Ahead of the game, Wales have already qualified for the quarter-final stage of the Rugby World Cup. However, they still need a point to guarantee the top spot in the pool.

On the other hand, Georgia cannot qualify for the quarter-finals or guarantee qualification for Rugby World Cup 2027. This is because they cannot finish higher than fourth after failing to beat Fiji in their last game.

But, Georgia have been impressive throughout the Rugby World Cup and will be looking to end their tournament on a high. If Warren Gatland’s side take their eyes off the ball, then Georgia will be there to pounce and notch a famous victory.

When was the first Wales vs Georgia game? When was the first Wales vs Georgia game?

The first Wales vs Georgia clash took place in 2017. Here, Wales ran out 13-6 winners.

Have Wales ever played against Georgia at the Rugby World Cup? Have Wales ever played against Georgia at the Rugby World Cup?

Yes, Wales played Georgia during the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The two sides faced each other in Pool D, with Wales winning the game 43-14.

Have Georgia ever beaten Wales? Have Georgia ever beaten Wales?

Yes. In total, the teams have faced each other four times. Although Wales have won three of these matches, Georgia did win the most recent match between the two teams. During the 2022 Autumn Nations Series, Georgia beat Wales 13-12.

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