Rugby World Cup 2015: Wales want to beat Wallabies - Jenkins

David Pocock in action for Australia
Australia have won their last 10 meetings with Wales.
Rugby World Cup
Hosts: England Dates: 18 September-31 October
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Neil Jenkins says Wales are planning to win their final World Cup Pool A match, no matter who wins Saturday's showdown between England and Australia.

A victory for the Wallabies over the hosts would give Wales a place in the quarter finals.

Warren Gatland's team face Australia on 10 October, and kicking coach Jenkins says they intend to win.

"The focus for us is firmly on a week Saturday against Australia whatever happens tomorrow," he said.

"I'm not saying I'm rooting for the Aussies.

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"What will be, will be as far as I'm concerned, so whatever happens - whether England win or Australia win - we've got to see it one way. We've got to turn up a week Saturday and we've got to win, it's as simple as that."

Wales, England and Australia can all still qualify for the quarter-finals but only the top two in the pool will go through.

With four points for a win, one bonus point for a team that scores four or more tries in a match, and one point if you lose by seven points or fewer, the permutations are many.

Pool A as it stands

If England beat Australia, then the tournament hosts will be favourites as their final game on 10 October is against minnows Uruguay - both Wales and the Wallabies recorded bonus-point victories over the South American side.

A bonus-point win for England would mean the match between Australia and Wales, earlier on the same day at Twickenham, would decide the other qualifier from the so-called pool of death.

There is a scenario that could see Wales and England finish on the same points. If that were to happen, Wales would go through because they won last Saturday's pool match.

Neil Jenkins celebrates Dan Biggar's winning penalty in Wales 28-25 win over England
Neil Jenkins (right) celebrates Wales' winning penalty against England

Should Australia lose to England and then beat Wales there is also the possibility of all three teams finishing on the same points and then points difference comes into play.

Jenkins was the first player to score 1,000 points in international rugby, and his Wales tally of 1,049 remains a national record.

He said none of the Wales management team were going to watch the England v Australia game, and would himself be watching it at home.

"Whatever happens - if England did lose tomorrow and they go out - we're still going to be looking forward to the game next week because it's an important game for us," he said.

"It's a game that we want to win, we want to top the group and go through as group winners."

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