Live updates: Rugby World Cup - Wales v Australia at Lyon's Groupama Stadium

  • 25/09/2023

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Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Rugby World Cup pool clash between Wales and Australia at Lyon's Groupama Stadium.

Coach Eddie Jones and his Wallabies need this win badly, after their shock defeat by Fiji in their last outing.

Australia's best hope of progressing out of poolplay now depends heavily on forcing a threeway tie, with some bonus points especially appreciated at this point in time.

With just one win - against Georgia - in seven games since taking over in January, Jones is under seige on all fronts. While he is undoubtedly contracted to prepare a team to contend at a home World Cup in 2027, he may not last that long, unless he can clear the pool stages in France.

Wales were somewhat fortune to survive their clash with Fiji, but defeat today could turn this pool on its head, with bonus points against Portugal and Georgia becoming crucial.

Join us at 8am for kickoff.