Calendar schedule: Saturday October 14, Marseille, Argentina 12, France 17. That cross that day should bear the names of two teams: Wales and Los Pumas. That’s it? No. One has 99%, the other … let’s wait until October 8.
First things first. Wales beat a weak Australia 40-6 in Lyon and only a disaster can prevent them, after also defeating Portugal and Fiji, from qualifying first in zone C. He has to beat Georgia and he still does the math. But it is impossible on paper for that to happen.
The Red Dragons will ensure, then, one of the tickets for the first quarterfinals. And their opponent is the second in zone C, reserved, always according to logic, for Los Pumas, if they comply and win this Saturday against Chile and another Sunday against Japan. It is also unlikely that Argentina will advance first, as England must lose to Samoa. Yes, it may happen that he will be left behind if he falls to Japan. For now, let’s be guided by logic (and illusion).
The Welsh victory
Accounts and predictions aside, in the area where Fiji seems to be the best team, but lacks the maturity and precision to beat Wales (32-26 in the 10th), the British proved to be the most practical, and much improved tonight.
The celebration of Wales, which flourished (AP).
However, from the beginning, in 2′, They produced their best game of the World Cup, scoring Gareth Davis a try.. After a line, the 9 started to advance with a pass to Biggar, who passed it to Tompkins, for him to put it inside with Morgan’s counterattack; The flanker, arrested, found Davies and charged. Trysazo.
Wales overcome some Australian attacks, broke down with a good defense close to the goal, and Biggar’s departure due to injury. Gareth Anscombe came on as fly half (good game in the 22nd), and although he sent his first penalty over the post, he scored three to make it 16-6. Donaldson, who played at fullback against Fiji and replaced Carter (on the bench) at 10, added for the Wallabies.
At ST, Wales settled it quickly, with a penalty from the substitute flyhalf and nice kick he scored against Tompkins for the center to set the fight, before the time of 48′, already 26-6. Of course, Wales continued to add (two penalties and a drop from the 22nd; Morgan’s try) to decorate the biggest victory in history against their humbled rivals.
The ironies of sport, Eddie Jones, the teacher who got England runner-up in 2019, will remain in history for being the Australian coach who was eliminated in the initial round for the first time. The fans, of course, left before the 80s…