Rugby World Cup 2019 – Australia vs Wales: How to live stream Pool D fixture and watch on TV

The Independent Sports 1 month ago

Wales and Australia go head to head this weekend in what is expected to be a thrilling World Cup showdown at the Tokyo Stadium

The encounter in the Japanese capital is likely to decide the Pool D winner, with both sides expected to qualify from the group.

While Warren Gatland’s men cruised to a six-try victory over the Georgians, the Wallabies were given a scare by Fiji before eventually coming through to win.

The two nations have met on 42 previous occasions, with the Wallabies having won 30, Wales 11, with one draw between them.

The teams' last meeting saw Wales prevail 9-6 in Cardiff last November, though the Welsh have never beaten Australia at a World Cup.

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How can I live stream the match?

The game will be available to stream via the ITV Hub on your smartphone, desktop or tablet. 

ITV1 will also be broadcasting the match on terrestrial TV.

When is it?

Australia vs Wales takes place on Sunday 29 September at the Tokyo Stadium.

What time does it start?

The match kicks off at 4.45pm Japan Standard Time, which is 8.45am BST.

Teams

Australia: To be announced on Friday

Wales: To be announced on Friday

Prediction

Wales flashed with brilliance against Georgia as their backline ran riot, particularly in the opening encounters of the clash. The Wallabies, who were made to work by Fiji, won’t be as easy to break down so Gatland’s men will need to seize their opportunities when they arise. They’ll look to target the Aussies with repeated high balls through the boot of Gareth Davies and Liam Williams. 

Nonetheless, Wales’ set-piece remains a point of vulnerability. If Australia can exploit this aspect of the Welsh game, things might unravel for the 2019 Six Nations champions. Still, I’m confident there’s a lot more to come from Wales, who I’m tipping for a narrow victory.


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