l’essentiel Victorieux des Géorgiens lors de leur première rencontre, les hommes du sélectionneur Eddie Jones sont, ce dimanche 17 septembre à Saint-Etienne, au défi d’une tout autre opposition face aux Fidjiens, adversaires directs pour un passage en phase finale.
Australia has the opportunity to take a significant step towards the quarter-finals of the 2023 World Cup by winning on Sunday, September 17th, in Saint-Étienne (5:45 PM) against Fiji. This match is almost decisive for Fiji, as they cannot afford to lose after their opening defeat against Wales.
After hosting a one-sided match between Italy and the modest Namibia (52-8), the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium will now be the stage for a real showdown between the well-performing Wallabies and the « Flying Fijians », who are already looking for a comeback.
If they were to win on Sunday, Eddie Jones’ Australians would not yet be officially qualified for the quarter-finals. Similarly, Simon Raiwalui’s Fijians would not be eliminated in the event of a defeat. However, by defeating the two underdogs in their group, Georgia (35-15) in their first match and Fiji on Sunday, the Wallabies could approach the highly anticipated summit of Pool C against Wales on September 24th in Lyon with confidence.
Australia-Fiji, kick-off at 5:45 PM.