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This Sunday, Wales and Australia will compete in a crucial match at the 2023 Rugby World Cup. It’s a highly anticipated showdown between two formidable teams and will take place at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon. Prepare for an exhilarating display of skill, passion, and determination on the rugby field.
Wales vs Australia lineups and news
The upcoming match between Wales and Australia at the Rugby World Cup is highly anticipated. Wales is currently in the lead with 10 points, having won their first two matches. They have displayed great skill and determination. On the other hand, Australia is under pressure as they are in third place with six points. They must perform well and win this match to stay in the competition. You can watch the match online through the ITV website and ITVX app, from 7:15 pm.
Team news: Wales
In their less important match against Portugal, Wales made many changes to their team. However, for their upcoming match against Australia, the coach, Warren Gatland, has decided to go back to the same starting lineup that played against Fiji. This time, the team will be led by Jac Morgan, the captain from the flanker position.
15. Liam Williams, 14. Louis Rees Zammit, 13. George North, 12. Nick Tompkins, 11. Josh Adams, 10. Dan Biggar, 9. Gareth Davies, 8. Taulupe Faletau, 7. Jac Morgan (c), 6. Aaron Wainwright, 5. Adam Beard, 4. Will Rowlands, 3. Tomas Francis, 2. Ryan Elias, 1. Gareth Thomas
Replacements: 16. Elliot Dee, 17. Corey Domachowski, 18. Henry Thomas, 19. Dafydd Jenkins, 20. Taine Basham, 21. Tomos Williams, 22. Gareth Anscombe, 23. Rio Dyer
Team news: Australia
Australia has made some changes to its lineup for the upcoming match. Ben Donaldson, who played as a full-back, will now play at fly-half. Andrew Kellaway will take the full-back position while Carter Gordon is on the bench for this game. Rob Leota will start as the blindside flanker, and Tom Hooper will switch to the openside. Fraser McReight will be on the bench for this match.
15. Andre Kellaway, 14. Mark Nawaqanitawase, 13. Jordan Petaia, 12. Samu Kerevi, 11. Marika Koroibete, 10. Ben Donaldson, 9. Tate McDermott, 8. Rob Valetini, 7. Tom Hooper, 6. Rob Leota, 5. Richie Arnold, 4. Nick Frost; 3. James Slipper, 2. David Porecki (c), 1. Angus Bell
Replacements: 16. Matt Faessler, 17. Blake Schoupp, 18. Pone Fa’amausili, 19. Matt Philip, 20. Fraser McReight, 21. Nic White, 22. Carter Gordon, 23. Suliasi Vunivalu
— Rugby 🏉 (@sin_bin_squad) September 22, 2023
Will Prop Henry and Tate McDermott play today?
In the upcoming World Cup game, prop Henry Thomas is set to make his tournament debut as a substitute player. This is an exciting opportunity for him to showcase his skills on the international stage.
On a positive note, Tate McDermott, the team’s first-choice scrum-half, is back in action after recuperating from a concussion. This is excellent news for the team, as they will benefit from his skills and experience. McDermott will take over the scrum-half position from Nic White, who has been performing in that role until now.
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