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Wales vs Georgia Watch Live

Wales
13
Georgia
6
18 November 2017, 9:30am
Principality Stadium
Capacity: 74500
Referee: Mathieu Raynal
Wales
13
Georgia
6
Key Moments
  • FT
  • Yellow CardTomas Francis
    80'
  • Penalty GoalRhys Priestland
    61'
  • Penalty GoalSoso Matiashvili
    49'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalSoso Matiashvili
    28'
  • ConversionRhys Priestland
    20'
  • TRY!Hallam Amos
    18'
  • Penalty GoalRhys Priestland
    6'
  • KO
MATCH STATS
PLAYER STATS
  • 42%
    POSSESSION
    58%
  • 1
    TRIES
    0
  • 333
    METRES
    293
  • 40
    CARRIES
    39
  • 14
    DEFENDERS BEATEN
    15
  • 5
    CLEAN BREAKS
    7
  • 174
    PASSES
    144
  • 10
    OFFLOADS
    8
  • 14
    TURNOVERS CONCEDED
    11
  • 6
    TURNOVERS WON
    6
  • 200
    TACKLES
    126
  • 15
    MISSED TACKLES
    14
Full Match Stats
Wales T C P
1 Nicky Smith 0 0 0
2 Kristian Dacey 0 0 0
3 Leon Brown 0 0 0
4 Cory Hill 0 0 0
5 Adam Beard 0 0 0
6 Dan Lydiate 0 0 0
7 Sam Cross 0 0 0
8 Seb Davies 0 0 0
9 Rhys Webb 0 0 0
10 Rhys Priestland 0 1 2
11 Hallam Amos 1 0 0
12 Owen Watkin 0 0 0
13 Scott Williams 0 0 0
14 Alex Cuthbert 0 0 0
15 Liam Williams 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Elliot Dee 0 0 0
17 Wyn Jones 0 0 0
18 Tomas Francis 0 0 0
19 Josh Navidi 0 0 0
20 Taulupe Faletau 0 0 0
21 Aled Davies 0 0 0
22 Dan Biggar 0 0 0
23 Owen Williams 0 0 0
Georgia T C P
1 Mikheil Nariashvili 0 0 0
2 Jaba Bregvadze 0 0 0
3 Levan Chilachava 0 0 0
4 Konstantin Mikautadze 0 0 0
5 Giorgi Nemsadze 0 0 0
6 Lasha Lomidze 0 0 0
7 Viktor Kolelishvili 0 0 0
8 Beka Bitsadze 0 0 0
9 Vasil Lobzhanidze 0 0 0
10 Lasha Khmaladze 0 0 0
11 Miriani Modebadze 0 0 0
12 Merab Sharikadze 0 0 0
13 Davit Kacharava 0 0 0
14 Giorgi Koshadze 0 0 1
15 Soso Matiashvili 0 0 1
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Shalva Mamukashvili 0 0 0
17 Karlen Asieshvili 0 0 0
18 Soso Bekoshvili 0 0 0
19 Giorgi Chkhaidze 0 0 0
20 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili 0 0 0
21 Giorgi Begadze 0 0 0
22 Revaz Jintchvelashvili 0 0 0
23 Merab Kvirikashvili 0 0 0
Full Player Stats
  • COMMENTARY
  • SOCIAL
  • Thanks for joining our commentary this this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
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  • It was far from a classic as Wales managed to hold off a spirited Georgia outfit to claim a narrow win at the Principality Stadium. Hallam Amos scored the only try of the game in the first half as Warren Gatland's men were made to battle for their win. The home side got over the line, but were forced to defend into the dying stages. However, a win is a win for a youthful Wales outfit.
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  • FULL-TIME: WALES 13-6 GEORGIA
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  • Wales hold the line as Georgia are penalised at the breakdown and Priestland sends the ball into touch.
    80'+5''
  • Georgia gather the lineout and use their pack to press forward towards the Wales line.
    80'+4''
  • Georgia go for the lineout after a lengthy delay, while the referee attempted to asess what Wales could do. The game is on the line here.
    80'+3''
  • Yellow Card
    SIN BIN! Francis is sent to the bin for an infraction at the breakdown. Georgia have hope at Wales' five-metre line.
    80'+2''
  • Wales don't have the props to have a contested scrum - so that could affect what Georgia attempt to do from their penalty.
    80'+2''
  • The forwards have battled all afternoon for the visitors. They've won a crucial penalty and this will be Georgia's final crack at the tryline as Jintchvelashvili kicks deep into touch.
    80''
  • One last chanbce for Georgia as Wales lose their discipline at the breakdown after the lineout. Can the visitors produce a moment of magic at the end of the game?
    79''
  • Wales hold their defensive discipline at the breakdown and force the mistake from the Georgia forwards. Priestland kicks for touch and they should be able to see out the game from here.
    78''
  • Georgia regain possession at midfield, but time is running out for the visitors. Their forward play has been the key to what success they've had this afternoon, but they need a spark of inspiration out of the backfield.
    77''
  • Wyn Jones and Dee rise to the occasion for the home side and wheel their opponents round to win the penalty. A brilliant bit of forward play from the duo and that could be enough to secure the win.
    75''
  • Georgia win their second penalty at the scrum and for the third time on the bounce we'll have a scrum within striking distance of the line.
    74''
  • The first scrum goes down and the visitors have another penalty. Another scrum awaits the Wales defence. They have to hold here.
    72''
  • The visitors go for the scrum. Can they level the scores with a try and conversion here?
    71''
  • Loose play from Mamukashvili sees the prop lose the ball forward, but Georgia have the penalty to use. What will they opt to do from this position two metres away from the Wales tryline.
    70''
  • Georgia make progress into the Wales 22 and their forwards are putting the pressure on at the break down. They're two metres out and have a penalty in their back pocket.
    69''
  • Dee replaces Dacey at hooker for the home side.
    68''
  • Priestland kicks for touch to send Wales into the 22, but the visitors steal the lineout as Dacey's throw goes off course. Gatland will be furious with his side's play in the 22.
    67''
  • Mamukashvili and Asieshvili come on for the visitors in the front row.
    67''
  • Better from Wales at the scrum as they hold up at the point of attack and Davies surges forward. The scrum-half draws a penalty from the visitors as they are penalised for not releasing.
    66''
  • Modebadze has space to break down the left flank, but his progress is halted by a good challenge from Cuthbert. A knock-on from Bregvadze stops the Georgia threat at midfield.
    64''
  • Wales have a semblance of control over the contest now and will be desperate to add to the scoreline in what has been a scrappy game.
    62''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 13-6 GEORGIA (Priestland)
    62''
  • Davies tries to surge forward at midfield, but he gets brought down around the neck by Chilachava, handing a penalty to the home side. Priestland will go for the posts.
    60''
  • Davies replaces Webb at scrum-half for the home side.
    58''
  • Wales are forced backwards from inside the Georgia 22 with the white shirts holding their ground once again. It's been a tough afternoon for the home side in the final third.
    58''
  • Francis, Biggar and Jones come on for the home side as Liam Williams, Brown and Smith make way. Begadze replaces Lobzhanidze at scrum-half for the visitors.
    57''
  • A kick over the top from Webb has Modebadze in all sorts of trouble as Liam Williams puts the pressure on, but Matiashvili helps out his team-mate and buys time for his team to clear their lines.
    56''
  • A loose pass at the breakdown stops a promising series of play from the visitors. Relief for Wales as they can build from the middle of the park.
    55''
  • Georgia are growing in confidence as the match progressess. Their backs are starting to make threatening runs from deep. Wales have to be on their guard here.
    54''
  • Georgia do win the penalty at the scrum. Worrying scenes for Wales as the visitors are dominating in the forward areas.
    52''
  • A knock-on stops another Wales break in the Georgia half and it hands another platform for the visitors to apply pressure at the scrum.
    51''
  • Georgia close within four points as Matiashvili sends another kick through the posts. It does not have a great deal of power, but still sails through the posts.
    50''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 10-6 GEORGIA (Matiashvili)
    50''
  • From the resulting scrum Georgia win another penalty. They're edging the battle at the scrum thus far in the contest.
    48''
  • Navidi almost makes an interception for a breakaway as he predicts that Lobzhanidze will send the ball out wide, only to drop the pass in the process.
    47''
  • Jintchvelashvili replaces Khmaladze for the visitors.
    45''
  • Wales pass the ball along the tryline and are able to break out down the left through Amos, but the attack comes to an end just before the Georgia 22 as he gets edged out of play.
    45''
  • Chilachava goes for the line from the Georgia lineout, but the home side react as Lydiate is able to bundle the forward into touch before he can strike.
    44''
  • Watkin knocks the ball forward as he tries to break through a tackle. From the resulting scrum, Georgia win a penalty and are able to advance into the Wales 22.
    42''
  • Cross makes way for Navidi at the break for the home side.
    41''
  • We're back underway in Cardiff.
    41''
  • The players are back out for the second half, so we should be underway shortly.
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  • A scrappy first half of action at the Prinicipality Stadium. Wales hold a seven-point lead over Georgia at the break, but Warren Gatland will not be overly satisfied with his side's performance. They've made a lot of mistakes despite Hallam Amos' try and will be looking to be more clinical in the final third in the second half.
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  • HALF-TIME: WALES 10-3 GEORGIA
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  • Wales lose their discipline from the lineout and the referee ends the first half.
    40''
  • Bregvadze deliberately knocks the ball on as he tries to stop the Wales attack. There will be one more chance for the home side fron the lineout.
    40''
  • Wales have a scrum at the five-metre line. A try here would be timely for Gatland's men.
    39''
  • Wales spread the ball quickly from right to left through the backs, but Scott Williams' long ball over to Amos stops the momentum and Georgia are able to stifle the winger. The visitors go for the turnover, but Khmaladze knocks the ball on as he tries to gather at the ruck.
    38''
  • Wales manage to regain their foothold in the contest and win a penalty at the breakdown. Priestland nails his kick into touch on this occasion and once again the home side can probe inside the Georgia 22.
    38''
  • Georgia steal the ball and Koshadze kicks forward for the run Modebadze towards the tryline. However, Cuthbert wins the foot race and is able to touch down to spare his side's blushes.
    36''
  • Wales win a crucial lineout after Cuthbert's mistake allowed Georgia to pin them inside their 22. The home side pass the ball out of their territory in an attempt to get back on the front foot.
    35''
  • Not the best passage of play for Wales as Priestland fails to find touch from his kick to touch, while Cuthbert then mistimes his run and is caught offside. Gatland will not be pleased with this display thus far.
    34''
  • Nemsadze takes out cross at the breakdown and lets Wales off the hook for their earlier mistake. Both sides have struggled with their discipline this afternoon.
    33''
  • Liam Williams runs into a wall of Georgia tacklers and is penalised for holding on to the ball. It allows Khmaladze to kick deep into the 22 and hands the visitors a decent platform to attack.
    32''
  • Wales gather from the restart and put the visitors under pressure with a series of probing runs, but the white shirts hold firm in their defensive shape.
    31''
  • It's not the strongest kick in the world from Matiashvili, but his strike sails through the posts and gets the visitors up and running this afternoon.
    29''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 10-3 GEORGIA (Matiashvili)
    29''
  • Smith is penalised for an infraction at the scrum and Georgia are awarded a penalty within kicking distance of the posts. A good chance for the visitors to get on the board.
    27''
  • NO TRY! The officials spot that the ball went forward from the rip from Smith. Therefore the points come off the board. Wales still hold their 10-point lead.
    26''
  • Smith turns the ball over for Wales at the breakdown and quick hands down the left releases Amos down the flank. He is unopposed as he runs down the wing and he touches down over the line to notch his second try of the match.
    26''
  • All hands on deck for the visitors at the back as Georgia pressure the line with their forwards inside the 22.
    24''
  • Beard commits another infraction - this time at the lineout. It allows Georgia to send a kick inside the Wales 22. The visitors need to take advantage of this opportunity.
    23''
  • Priestland sends his kick through the posts and Wales have a comfortable lead now.
    21''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! WALES 10-0 GEORGIA (Priestland)
    21''
  • Wales notch their first try of the game as they spread the ball quickly out from the line out. Priestland makes the crucial offload as he loops his pass out wide to an open Amos and he dives for the line to record the try.
    19''
  • Try
    TRY! WALES 8-0 GEORGIA (Amos)
    19''
  • Mikautadze is penalised for a high tackle on Smith and Priestland sends the ball into the corner once again. Wales will be looking for a clean lineout here.
    18''
  • A mistake from Khmaladze gives Wales another attacking platform as he sends his kick from just outside the 22 out on the full. 
    16''
  • Both sides exchange kicks downfield, but the home team get the advantage in territory as Priestland pursues Matiashvili and makes a fine tackle to stop the full-back's progress.
    15''
  • Cuthbert makes a late hit in an attempt at an interception on an underthrown ball. The resulting penalty allows Khmaladze to take his side into the Wales half with possession for the first time in the contest.
    13''
  • Beard is penalised for foul play on review by the TMO. There didn't look to be much intent there as the lock attempted to clear out the pile at a ruck. Georgia won't mind as they search for a foothold in the game.
    11''
  • Great defensive work from the visitors stops another Wales attack. Their forwards hold up at the scrum, forcing Wales wide. With little space to work with Amos turns the ball over and allows Georgia to clear their lines.
    10''
  • NO TRY! Lobzhanidze does stop the try, but there will be a five-metre scrum for Wales.
    9''
  • TMO! Quick hands from the lineout allows Cuthbert to surge through the Georgia line. He dives for the line, but gets held up by a last-ditch tackle from Lobzhanidze. The Georgia scrum-half may just have done enough to stop the Wales winger grounding the ball. The replay official will decide.
    9''
  • Georgia's discipline has not been good enough to start the game as Sharikadze is caught offside. Priestland sends he resulting kick deep into Georgia territory.
    8''
  • Priestland hands the home side the lead as he fires his kick through the posts from a central position.
    7''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOOD! WALES 3-0 GEORGIA (Priestland)
    7''
  • Brown powers through a tackle and almost breaks away from his opposite number Chilachava, but the Georgia prop gives away a penalty for not releasing the ball in the ruck.
    7''
  • Georgia clear their lines once again, but Priestland makes the grab in touch and ensures the tempo does not drop by throwing in quick from the sideline.
    6''
  • Webb breaks overs the gainline and takes his side into the Georgia 22. Davies takes over the attack and goes for the line with a surge, but the white shirts get back to hold up the Welsh assault. It will be a five-metre scrum to the home side.
    5''
  • Matiashvili does well under pressure to gather Priestland's grubber kick and it allows his side to clear their lines from their five-metre line.
    3''
  • Wales begin on the front foot and put pressure on the visitors' defensive line in the early stages of the game.
    2''
  • We're underway in Cardiff.
    1''
  • The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
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  • STAT ATTACK! Georgia lost their last away match, however they’ve not lost consecutive games on the road since defeats to Argentina and New Zealand during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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  • STAT ATTACK! Wales’ last six Autumn Tests against non-Tier One opposition have all been decided by no more than 10 points.
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  • STAT ATTACK! This will be the first meeting between Wales and Georgia in Test rugby.
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  • Georgia are unchanged from their win over Canada last week. Soso Matiashvili scored 34 points last week to guide his side to victory, including two tries. He will have to have the same impact this week to be part of a famous victory at the Principality Stadium.
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  • Gatland has made 14 changes to his side that were beaten by Australia last week. Liam Williams is the only man to retain his place, but he shifts from the wing to full-back as Alex Cuthbert and Hallam Amos come into the fold. Dan Lydiate returns in the forwards, but there is not a lot of experience out there for the home side.
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  • Georgia replacements: Mamukashvili, Asieshvili, Bekoshvili, Chkhaidze, Tkhilaishvili, Begadze, Jintchvelashvili, Kvirikashvili.
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  • GEORGIA: Matiashvili, Koshadze, Kacharava, Sharikadze, Modebadze, Khmaladze, Lobzhanidze; Nariashvili, Bregvadze, Chilachava, Mikautadze, Nemsadze, Lomidze, Kolelishvili, Bitsadze.
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  • Wales replacements: Dee, Wyn Jones, Francis, Navidi, Faletau, Davies, Biggar, Owen Williams.
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  • WALES: Liam Williams, Cuthbert, Scott Williams, Watkins, Amos, Priestland, Webb; Smith, Dacey, Brown, Beard, Hill, Lydiate, Cross, Davies.
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  • We'll now take a look at the confirmed teams this afternoon.
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  • Georgia defeated Canada by a comfortable margin last time out, putting 50 points on the board. They've yet to beat one of the established nations yet and will have their sights set on a shock win over Gatland's team this afternoon to strengthen their claim to be included in the Six Nations in the near future.
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  • Wales were beaten by Australia last week, with Kurtley Beale's second-half snatch and score the decisive moment in the match. Warren Gatland's men had been put on the back foot by the Wallabies, but had started to put the pressure on before Beale ended their hopes. They will have an opportunity to bounce back against inferior opposition and Gatland will be looking for style points from his team.
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  • Good afternoon and welcome to the Autumn International clash between Wales and Georgia at the Principality Stadium.
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