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Wales start Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign with a bonus-point victory over relentless Georgia

Wales 43-14 Georgia: The Six Nations champions delivered a robust statement of intent less than a week before tackling Pool D challengers Australia in a significant group stage clash

The Six Nations champs sent a strong declaration of determination less seven days before tacking on Pool D adversaries Australia as they put Georgia to the sword during a forceful first half event

Wales had a bonus point covered up by half time after tries from centre Jonathan Davies, flanker Justin Tipuric, wing Josh Adams and full-back, Liam Williams, with fly-half Dan Biggar kicking three conversions and a penalty.

Although the second period proved a much tighter affair - tries by hooker Shalva Mamukashvili and substitute prop Levan Chilachava accurately reflected a stirring Georgia recovery - Wales were really never-threatened.

The first scoring play came from Fly-half Tedo Abzhandadze kicking two conversions, while Biggar added the extras to Wales' fifth try from replacement scrumhalf Tomos Williams before wing George North notched up a superb solo try which Leigh Halfpenny had no problems converting.

All in All, although the second period proved a much tighter affair the men in red accomplished what they set out to do, and I bet the pubs and bars of Wales will be generating much frolicking tonight and possibly tomorrow

What have we to look forward to just that small little match next week between the men in Red and those Aussies

Looking forward to it

Steve Simmonds


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