Georgia vs Wales Live

Georgia vs Wales Live Stream: A build-up that Wales assistant coach Edwards says has been “two years in the making” ends when the Six Nations champions tackle Pool D opponents Georgia at the City of Tokyo Stadium.

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What TV channel is it on?
All Rugby World Cup games are being broadcast live on ITV, with replays and a live stream available on the ITV Hub. Alternatively, you can follow all the action here with Telegraph Sport.

What is the team news?
Liam Williams has been preferred to Leigh Halfpenny at fullback as Wales named a full-strength team for their Rugby World Cup Pool D opener against Georgia at the City of Toyota Stadium on Monday.

Coach Warren Gatland is taking no chances after the difficult build-up for his side to the tournament, and with the key game in their group against Australia to follow on Sept. 29 he preferred to give his first-choice side a run in the opening game.

Halfpenny’ relegation to the bench is the only potential surprise, with the team to be led by experienced lock Alun Wyn Jones, who equals the Welsh record for international caps of 129 held by Gethin Jenkins.

Jones is partnered in the second row by Jake Ball, with Aaron Wainwright, Justin Tipuric and Josh Navidi making up the back-row.

Team: L Williams (Saracens); G North (Ospreys), J Davies (Scarlets), H Parkes (Scarlets), J Adams (Cardiff Blues); D Biggar (Northampton), G Davies (Scarlets); W Jones (Scarlets), K Owens (Scarlets), T Francis (Exeter), J Ball (Scarlets), A W Jones (Ospreys, capt), A Wainwright (Dragons), J Tipuric (Ospreys), J Navidi (Cardiff Blues).

Replacements: E Dee (Dragons), N Smith (Ospreys), D Lewis (Cardiff Blues), A Shingler (Scarlets), R Moriarty (Dragons), T Williams (Cardiff Blues), R Patchell (Scarlets), L Halfpenny (Scarlets).

Milton Haig’s squad includes the likes of dependable scrum-halves Vasil Lobzhanidze and Gela Aprasidze alongside star forwards Levan Chilachava, Shalva Mamukashvili and Mikheil Nariashvili. Haig himself has proven to be a strong leader during his time with Georgia, and the New Zealander led Georgia to automatic qualification for the World Cup in Japan.

Team: Soso Matiashvili, Miriani Modebadze, David Kacharava, Tamaz Mchedlidze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Tedo Abzhandadze, Vasil Lobzhanidze, Mikheil Nariashvili (captain), Shalva Mamukashvili, Beka Gigashvili, Giorgi Nemsadze, Konstantine Mikautadze, Giorgi Tkhilaishvili, Mamuka Gorgodze, Beka Gorgadze.

Replacements: Jaba Bregvadze, Guram Gogichashvili, Levan Chilachava, Shalva Sutiashvili, Beka Saginadze, Otari Giorgadze, Gela Aprasidze, Lasha Khmaladze

What is their head-to-head record?
Wales and Georgia have played each other just once in their history, a 13-6 win for Wales in November 2017. A tightly-contested match, that included its fair share of controversy, was decided by a Hallam Amos try along with two penalties and a conversion from Rhys Priestland.

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