Pocock To skipper Wallabies, Wear Seven Against Georgia

· Rugby World Cup
by Brumbies Media

David Pocock will lead the Wallabies out, back in his familiar seven jersey for Australia's final group game of the Rugby World Cup against Georgia, with five Plus500 Brumbies representatives in total set for the Pool D clash. 

The 81-test veteran openside flanker has swapped sides for the tournament in Japan, to accommodate team captain Michael Hooper, showing his versatility and commitment to team success. 

Pocock is joined in the starting XV by Scott Sio and Rory Arnold, who had started every game prior to the Wallabies last outing against Uruguay, a 45-10 thrashing which saw Tevita Kuridrani get a double with James Slipper chipping in a five pointer of his own, his first try in his 94-test career. 

Slipper reverts to the bench for Friday's game in but Kuridrani misses out, as do Folau Fainga'a and Allan Alaalatoa, the latter having started all three games to date. 

Christian Lealiifano completes the Brumbies contingent, with former ACT teammate Matt Toomua taking the playmaking reigns to begin the game, partnering fellow former Brumby Nic White. 

Friday night’s clash will be the first meeting in Test history between Australia and Georgia, with the world number 11 side competing primarily in the Rugby Europe Championship.
 
The two highest-ranked teams in Pool D will advance to the Quarter Finals with Wales still having two games left to play before the final eight teams are confirmed.

If Australia finish first or second in Pool D, their Quarter-Final will be in Oita next weekend (October 19/20) against either France or England from Pool C.

Foxtel will showcase every Rugby World Cup game LIVE across two dedicated channels with no ad-breaks during play and in 4K Ultra High Definition. All games will also be streamed LIVE and On Demand on Kayo Sports.

Ten of the biggest matches from the 2019 Rugby World Cup will air LIVE and free on Network 10, WIN Network and tenplay.com.au, including every Australia match right up to and including the Final.
 
2019 Rugby World Cup

Wallabies 39 v Fiji 21 at Sapporo Dome, Sapporo, Japan, Saturday 21 September at 2.45pm AEST
Wallabies 25 v 29 Wales at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo, Sunday 29 September at 5.45pm AEST
Wallabies 45 v 10 Uruguay at Oita Bank Dome, Oita, Saturday 5 October at 3.15pm AEST
Wallabies v Georgia at Shizuoka Stadium, Shizuoka, Friday 11 October at 9.15pm AEST

 
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