Wales Make 6 Changes For Australia Game

Wales RugbyIn world cup news, Wales head coach Warren Gatland has made six changes to his side to face Australia in Saturday’s Pool A decider. New Zealand-born Gareth Anscombe gets his first Test start at full-back, while Liam Williams returns from concussion on the wing. George North switches to outside centre to partner Jamie Roberts in midfield. Australia have made three changes to their starting 15. Sean McMahon replaces suspended flanker Matthew Hooper, Drew Mitchell comes in for injured wing Rob Horne, and Dean Mumm takes over from Rob Simmons in the second row. Israel Folau has shaken off an injury to play. The winner of the match will avoid South Africa in the quarter-finals. Fly-half Finn Russell has recovered from an ankle injury to be named in Scotland’s team to face Samoa on Saturday. A win will secure Vern Cotter’s side a place in the quarter-finals. John Hardie, Ross Ford and Matt Scott have all shaken off knocks to be passed fit for the game at Newcastle’s St James’ Park. Last night Georgia all but sealed 2019 qualification with a 17-16 win over Namibia while earlier South Africa crushed USA 64-0.

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