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    RWC Round 3 Wallabies v Wales

    Kellaway, Leota start as Wallabies name side to face Wales

    Fri, Sep 22, 2023, 3:27 PM

    by Nathan Williamson


    Wallabies coach Eddie Jones has named his side to face Wales, with Andrew Kellaway set to start at fullback.

    Kellaway will feature in his first World Cup game at the back, shifting Ben Donaldson to flyhalf.

    The move will see Carter Gordon revert to the bench with Tate McDermott to partner Donaldson in the halves, returning from a concussion.

    McDermott will serve as vice-captain of the side, with Dave Porecki retaining the captaincy in an unchanged tight five.

    Jones has made one change to the forward pack, with Rob Leota thrust into the back-row.

    Leota will start at blindside flanker, with Tom Hooper moving to openside flanker.

    Pone Fa'amausili returns from injury on the bench, joined by Matt Faessler and Blake Schoupp.

    He is joined by Fraser McReight, with Nic White, Gordon and Suliasi Vunivalu the back replacements.

    “Every team has matches like this during a Rugby World Cup and for this young team it is this week," Jones said.

    “We’ve prepared well, are focused on what we need to do, and we’ll be ready to fight on Sunday night.”

    Wallabies

    Team to play Wales at OL Stadium, Lyon on Sunday 24 September, 9:00pm CET/5:00am Monday AEST

    1. Angus Bell (26 Tests)

    2. David Porecki (c) (17 Tests)

    3. James Slipper (132 Tests)

    4. Nick Frost (13 Tests)

    5. Richie Arnold (7 Tests)

    6. Rob Leota (19 Tests)

    7. Tom Hooper (6 Tests)

    8. Rob Valetini (37 Tests)

    9. Tate McDermott (27 Tests)

    10. Ben Donaldson (5 Tests)

    11. Marika Koroibete (57 Tests)

    12. Samu Kerevi (47 Tests)

    13. Jordan Petaia (30 Tests)

    14. Mark Nawaqanitawase (8 Tests)

    15. Andrew Kellaway (24 Tests)

    16. Matt Faessler (3 Tests)

    17. Blake Schoupp (3 Tests)

    18. Pone Fa’amausili (5 Tests)

    19. Matt Philip (30 Tests)

    20. Fraser McReight (15 Tests)

    21. Nic White (65 Tests)

    22. Carter Gordon (7 Tests)

    23. Suliasi Vunivalu (5 Tests)

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    These teams will be competing for the Dumpster Fire trophy which will be awarded to the loser of this game.

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    Wales name side for third round RWC clash with Australia

    Wales Rugby Verity Williams Published 11:00 am 22nd Sep 2023

    Senior men’s head coach Warren Gatland has named his Wales XV to play Australia at OL Stadium, Lyon in their third pool C match of Rugby World Cup 2023 (Sunday 24 September KO 8pm BST / 9pm local time live on ITV and S4C).

    Wales will travel to Lyon this evening (Friday) from their team base in Versailles.

    Adam Beard is named in the second row to win his 50th cap for Wales. Will Rowlands starts alongside him.

    Jac Morgan captains the side and starts his third match of the tournament after coming in as a late injury replacement for Tommy Reffell against Portugal last weekend. Taulupe Faletau at No. 8 and Louis Rees-Zammit on the wing are the other two players to start in all of Wales’ pool matches so far.

    Aaron Wainwright returns at blindside flanker to complete the back row.

    Josh Adams at wing and Liam Williams at full-back join Rees-Zammit in the Wales back three.

    Nick Tompkins and George North continue their centre partnership. Gareth Davies is named at scrum-half with Dan Biggar returning at fly-half.

    In the front row, Ryan Elias is named at hooker for his tenth RWC appearance across two tournaments. Gareth Thomas starts at loosehead prop and Tomas Francis is at tighthead prop.

    Wales’ replacements include Tomos Williams, Gareth Anscombe and Rio Dyer as the back line cover.

    Elliot Dee, Corey Domachowski and Henry Thomas, who is in line to make his RWC debut from the Wales bench, are the front row cover. Dafydd Jenkins is the second row cover and Taine Basham is the final forward replacement for the second match running.

    Gatland said: “We’re happy with our position going into this game. We have two wins and ten points. There’s a confidence among this group and we’ve had a good edge to training this week.

    “Everyone wants to be involved and there were some disappointed players this week, which is exactly what we want with competition strong across the squad.

    “Every game in the World Cup is tough, the stakes are high, and this will be no different. Australia have talented players and we know they will want to come out and put in a performance this weekend.

    “Our accuracy was good against Fiji, but it was not at the level we would like against Portugal. We are looking to get better every week. Against Australia we know we have to take our chances and put them under as much pressure as possible.

    “If we play the way we know we can and maintain that for 80 minutes, then we know we will be a very hard team to beat.”

    Wales

    Senior men’s XV to play Australia at OL Stadium. Pool C, Rugby World Cup 2023. Sunday 24 September, KO 8pm BST. Live on ITV and S4C.

    1. Gareth Thomas (Ospreys / Gweilch – 23 caps)

    2. Ryan Elias (Scarlets – 36 caps)

    3. Tomas Francis (Provence Rugby – 74 caps)

    4. Will Rowlands (Racing 92 – 26 caps)

    5. Adam Beard (Ospreys / Gweilch – 49 caps)

    6. Aaron Wainwright (Dragons / Dreigiau – 40 caps)

    7. Jac Morgan (Ospreys / Gweilch – 13 caps) captain / capten*

    8. Taulupe Faletau (Cardiff Rugby / Caerdydd – 102 caps)

    9. Gareth Davies (Scarlets – 71 caps)

    10. Dan Biggar (RC Toulonnais – 110 caps)

    11. Josh Adams (Cardiff Rugby / Caerdydd – 52 caps)

    12. Nick Tompkins (Saracens / Saraseniaid – 29 caps)

    13. George North (Ospreys / Gweilch – 115 caps)

    14. Louis Rees Zammit (Gloucester Rugby / Caerloyw – 29 caps)

    15. Liam Williams (Kubota Spears – 86 caps)

    16. Elliot Dee (Dragons / Dreigiau – 44 caps)

    17. Corey Domachowski (Cardiff Rugby / Caerdydd – 4 caps)

    18. Henry Thomas (Montpellier – 2 caps)*

    19. Dafydd Jenkins (Exeter Chiefs / Caerwysg – 9 caps)

    20. Taine Basham (Dragons / Dreigiau – 14 caps)

    21. Tomos Williams (Cardiff Rugby/ Caerdydd – 50 caps)

    22. Gareth Anscombe (Suntory Sungoliath – 36 caps)

    23. Rio Dyer (Dragons / Dreigiau – 11 caps)

    *player making RWC debut

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    F**k off to Japan Eddie.

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    Nice to bet on a wallabies game and come away with winnings!

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    The Horse Guy might be having a quiet chuckle this morning.

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    The good news is that things can't possibly get any worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    The good news is that things can't possibly get any worse.
    Yeah they can.They can try and reduce the number of teams again in search of "cohesion" or "improved performances"

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    C'mon the

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    Great game, Fucken battled right through to the 80!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    Yeah they can.They can try and reduce the number of teams again in search of "cohesion" or "improved performances"
    That is what is so effing annoying. We routinely outperform Fiji and Wales at U20 level. It isn't exactly grassroots that's the problem. It's coaching and number of games (I.e. NRC).

    Want cohesion? Here's a hot tip- don't replace your head coach less than 12 months out. Don't cut a third of the regulars and play new combinations with a new playing style and some players who didn't earn the right to be there- Uelese, Vunivalu, Richie Arnold. We need to get past some of our hang ups. The Boks Ireland game was riveting. You don't need to score off every play. The Wallabies need to wake up to the realities of test match rugby.

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    Several points I noticed in the post game diatribe was Hoiles crapping on about the injustices done to previous coaches eg Ewen McKenzie with Hooper standing beside him looking a tad nervous. And also Hooper talking about going for lineout instead of taking the 3! If they want to rant about the dysfunction of RA you could just point at one of the prime contributors to the problems right there. Personally I’m glad they’ve finally crashed and burned if only to get the global embarrassment have RA dismantled.

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    “It was ugly, and it was embarrassing for me in front of the family and everyone was shocked. I haven’t told anyone before now apart from friends. I guess it is just a sign of the times.”
    Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan

    Unfortunately he wasn't talking about the result (despite being apt), but a post match altercation with a so called fan.
    I don't care how shit he may be, that sort of thing doesn't belong in our Code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgs View Post
    I don't care how shit he may be, that sort of thing doesn't belong in our Code.
    I think Jargs may have said something like "Bloody mung....oh wait...."
    But the sentiment is almost the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    I think Jargs may have said something like "Bloody mung....oh wait...."
    But the sentiment is almost the same.
    I don't (often) speak for other Codes

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    McLennan has completely shit the bed in the sacking of Rennie, hiring of Jones and letting Jones pick this World Cup squad but I don't think he deserves abuse at dinner.

    Let the sponsors abuse him when they pull up stumps because Rugby Australia is a basket case.

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