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Live Reporting

By Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye!

    FT: Wales 43-14 Georgia

    That's it from us - thanks for joining our coverage today!

    So Wales are up and running in Japan with a comfortable bonus-point victory over Georgia in Pool D.

    The Grand Slam winners, who were the last home nation to get underway, scored six tries as they prepared for their huge game with Australia in style.

    We'll be back tomorrow morning for live coverage of Russia's game with Samoa (11:15 BST), so join us for that one.

    Until then...

    Wales bow
  2. 'Alun Wyn Jones is a real gentleman'

    FT: Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Philippa Tuttiett

    Former Wales international on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Alun Wyn Jones is a real gentleman. The thing I love is his rise, his journey. He wasn't picked out as the next big thing. He really had to earn his Test caps and earn his way through the ranks. He's the type of player where it doesn't matter if he had the captain's armband on or not, he'd lead on that pitch.

  3. 'Justin Tipuric is very skillful'

    FT: Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Philippa Tuttiett

    Former Wales international on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Justin Tipuric is a very skillful player. Let's not forget he went to the Commonwealth Games for the Welsh Sevens team, that's the calibre of the man. He could slot in anywhere, I dare say.

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    SMS Message: Not sure I’d be happy to draw the second half with Georgia but I suppose it’ll be chalked up as ‘job done' from J, Surbiton
    J, Surbiton
  5. 'Pleased to get the bonus point'

    FT: Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Speaking to ITV, Wales coach Warren Gatland said: "It was a good first half but we were a bit messy in the second and the ball was a bit slippery. Georgia came pretty hard at us in the second half and defended a bit better. To concede those two tries was disappointing.

    "We scored three set-piece tries which was pleasing. We missed out on a couple of opportunities as well but we were pleased to get the bonus point."

    On Australia: "It is a massive game for us this weekend. We have a six-day turnaround and the players have worked incredibly hard in the warm-ups and the camps for that. We have had some tough games against them over the years but we came out on top in the last game."

  6. Post update

    FT: Wales 43-14 Georgia

    In true Japanese style, Wales stood together and bowed to the crowd after the full-time whistle.

    Nice touch.

    Wales team thank their fans
  7. 'You have to stay focused'

    FT: Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Philippa Tuttiett

    Former Wales international on BBC Radio 5 Live

    People in Wales will love the fact that we started so well because that has been an issue for us. Scoring within two minutes, fantastic.

    Losing a bit of concentration at the start of the second half, not brilliant, but take nothing away from Georgia because they came out firing.

    That's definitely something we have to iron out, you have to stay focused through entire games at the World Cup.

  8. What problem?

    FT: Wales 43-14 Georgia

    A lack of tries were a bit an issue in the warm-up matches for Wales, but they scored six today.

    These are the two moments Wales breached the Georgian defence after the interval...

    Tomos Williams
    George North
  9. 'Plenty to work on'

    FT: Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones said: "We ticked a lot of the boxes in the first half but we are probably a bit disappointed with the second half.

    "We let a couple of tries go and did not continue in a similar fashion. We took our foot off the gas so there is plenty to work on.

    "It's great to come to a stadium like this with a lot of Welsh fans, lots of Japanese fans, lots of Georgian fans, and it makes the game a great occasion."

  10. 'Too much class from Wales'

    FT: Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Just too much class from Wales and they're deserved winners. They'll be fairly content going into the Australia game. Tomos Williams had a big impact.

  11. Full-time

    Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Georgia lose the line-out and Wales kick the ball dead.

    That's that and Wales are off an running in Japan with a comfortable victory over Georgia and five points in the bag.

    George North
  12. Ball pleasantly bemused

    Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Dafydd Pritchard

    BBC Sport Wales at Toyota Stadium

    Jake Ball has just been announced as the man of the match, and the big bearded lock looked a little surprised when the camera panned to him on the bench at Toyota Stadium.

  13. Post update

    Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Right then, Georgia have a scrum just inside the Wales half with the clock ticking down. The referee's hand goes up and Tedo Abzhandadzen kicks the penalty into touch.

    Can they give the crowd what they want and end the game with a late score?

  14. 'Take a bow Justin Tipuric'

    Wales 43-14 Georgia

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Take a bow Justin Tipuric. I think there's two of him out there. He makes the initial hit to force the spill, then he chases down the ball to turn it over. Brilliant play.

    George North and Tomos Williams will get all the highlight reels, but Tipuric has been the man, he's just done everything as an open-side flanker. He's been sensational.

  15. Converted try - Wales 43-14 Georgia

    George North (con Leigh Halfpenny)

    Tomos Williams dances through a couple of tackles before George North fends off a couple of defenders to ground the ball in the corner.

    The big winger opens his account for the competition and replacement Leigh Halfpenny kicks the conversion.

    Job well done.

    George North
  16. Post update

    Wales 36-14 Georgia

    Does he ever stop running?

    Justin Tipuric follows Hadleigh Parkes' kick through to tackle Miriani Modebadze behind the Georgian try line.

    The winger manages to get the ball away to his teammate but it's a poor kick and Wales are straight back in the Georgia half.

    Justin Tipuric
  17. 'Wales have been sloppy'

    Wales 36-14 Georgia

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio 5 Live

    They will be a bit unhappy with the second half. They've just been a little sloppy. Georgia have made it a real test for Wales.

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  19. North's Williams impression

    Wales 36-14 Georgia

    Dafydd Pritchard

    Gohebydd chwaraeon yn Stadiwm Toyota

    Remember Wales' dramatic win against England at Twickenham during the 2015 World Cup?

    If you're Welsh, you won't need reminding that the winning try was beautifully set up by Lloyd Williams.

    The replacement scrum-half was playing as an emergency wing because of injuries and he produced a deft left-footed kick infield for scrum-half Gareth Davies to gather and score.

    Tonight, it was a mirror image as George North kicked brilliantly from the right wing, allowing another scrum-half, Tomos Williams, to touch down.