Eddie Jones's side could see their campaign end early with defeat in Lyon
It’s do or die for Australia in Pool C as they take on Wales in Lyon on Sunday night in Lyon. Here are our Wales v Australia predictions.
The Wallabies must win to keep alive their hopes of progressing to the quarter-finals, having lost to Fiji in Saint-Étienne last time out. While Wales can really tighten their group on Pool C with a victory which would book their place in the last eight.
Wales v Australia predictions
Alan Dymock: Wales by six points. More pragmatic game management and Jac Morgan going berserk will be enough for Wales to beat the Wallabies, who will get caught trying to play too much through the middle. But beware Mark Nawaqanitawase.
Josh Graham: Australia by one. Eddie Jones has a proven World Cup track record but everything is on the line here. I think the last-chance saloon vibe might be enough to carry them through but it’s going to be mighty close. Injuries are against them but Jones would love nothing more than to prove everyone wrong. Tate McDermott’s return could prove crucial.
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Kick Off Time 8pm BST – 9pm Local –Sunday 24th September
TV Channel ITV1 (UK) – How To Watch The Rugby World Cup
Venue: Parc Olimpique Lyonnais
Fun Fact: A Ligue Magnus ice hockey game between Lyon and Grenoble held at the Parc Olimpique Lyonnais on 30 December 2016 holds the all-time record for an ice hockey match held in France – with 25,142 in the stadium that day.
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WALES v AUSTRALIA head-to-head results
Wales have won three of their last four Test matches against Australia, which is as many as in their previous 30 combined. 15 of the last 16 games between the two have been decided by nine points or fewer.
Wales v Australia team news
Read more: Wales Rugby World Cup squad
WALES Liam Williams; Louis Rees-Zammit, George North, Nick Tompkins, Josh Adams; Dan Biggar, Gareth Davies; Gareth Thomas, Ryan Elias, Tomas Francis; Will Rowlands, Adam Beard; Aaron Wainwright, Jac Morgan (captain), Taulupe Faletau
Replacements: Elliot Dee, Corey Domachowski, Henry Thomas, Dafydd Jenkins, Taine Basham, Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe, Rio Dyer
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AUSTRALIA Andrew Kellaway; Mark Nawaqanitawase, Jordan Petaia, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete; Ben Donaldson, Tate McDermott; Angus Bell, David Porecki (captain), James Slipper, Nick Frost, Richard Arnold, Robert Leota, Tom Hooper, Rob Valetini
Replacements: Matt Faessler, Blake Schoupp, Pone Fa’amausili, Matt Philip, Fraser McReight, Nic White, Carter Gordon, Suli Vunivalu