World Cup tournament: Wales beat Georgia, finish top of Group C


There is a very tough tamale and headache waiting for the Six Nations rugby bosses.

This followed after France achieved a 60-7 away victory over Italy in Lyon on Friday evening and Wales achieved a 43-19 victory over Georgia in Nantes on Saturday.

Georgia made Wales chew very hard bones and although they only achieved a draw against Portugal (18-18) in Group C, they did not embarrass themselves like the Italians did against the All Blacks and Roosters.

The Azzurri were destroyed 96-17 by the All Blacks and beaten 60-7 by the French. Although they beat Namibia (52-8) and Uruguay (38-17), they only scored 114 points and conceded 181.

Georgia, who drew against Portugal, gave a much better account of themselves. They were only beaten 17-12 by Fiji and were beaten 35-15 by Australia.

Georgia gave up 113 points and scored 64 points.

Judging by their performances, does Italy deserve to play above Georgia in the Six Nations?

Were it not for the speed of Welsh winger Louis Rees-Zammit, who scored three tries, Georgia could very easily have made it night for Wales.

Their attacking forwards are not afraid of anything and their back game catches the eye more and more.

It’s not just bumper car rugby anymore, but well-planned and well-rounded movements executed with speed.

Wales maintained their unbeaten performance in Group C and emerged as group winners for the fourth time in a World Cup tournament. The team is very well coached (Warren Gatland) and defends like tigers with a few match winners at the back.

Scorers: Wales 43: Tries: Tomas Francis, Liam Williams, Louis Rees-Zammit (3), George North. Goals: Sam Costelow (5). Penalty Goal: Costello.

Georgia 19: Threes: Merab Sharikadze, Vano Karkadze, Davit Niniashvili. Goal kick: Luka Matkava (2).