Final Up to date: 07/10/23 4:03pm
Winger Louis Rees-Zammit scored a hat-trick of tries as Wales beat Georgia 43-19 to safe first place in World Cup Pool C.
Wales, who misplaced their final match in opposition to Georgia 11 months in the past, went into half-time with a 17-7 lead after tries by prop Tomas Francis and fullback Liam Williams however then confronted a spirited fightback from the Georgians.
They’d crossed the Wales line earlier than the interval by means of captain Merab Sharikadze and surprised the Welsh with successive tries after the hour mark from substitute prop Vano Karkadze and wing Davit Niniashvili.
Rees-Zammit and centre George North scored late tries to increase the Welsh lead.
Fly-half Sam Costelow, a last-minute substitute for Gareth Anscombe who was injured within the warm-up, kicked 14 factors for Wales.
Georgia completed fourth within the pool with no wins and one draw in opposition to Portugal, regardless of spirited performances in opposition to all their opponents together with Australia and Fiji.
Subsequent up for Wales is a quarter-final in opposition to Argentina or Japan.
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