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Live Reporting

By Rob Stevens

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye


    That is it for our coverage of today's Rugby World Cup action.

    Australia didn't convince entirely as they beat Georgia, but bigger tests will lie ahead in the knock-out stages for the Wallabies.

    England are set to face the two-time winners on Saturday, 19 October in the quarter-finals.

    Keep checking the BBC Sport website for the latest on all the news from Japan, including Typhoon Hagibis and its impact on the tournament.

    Until next time, goodbye.

  2. Ireland target last eight

    Ireland v Samoa (Saturday, 11:45 BST)

    Here's a preview of tomorrow's game, with team news, statistics and some pre-match quotes.

    Ireland will qualify for the last eight of teh World Cup with a bonus-point victory over Samoa.

    But any win may be enough, depending on the outcome of Japan's game against Scotland on Sunday.

    Ireland beat Samoa to reach last eight

    Prop Tadhg Furlong scored Ireland's second try

    Ireland are through to the World Cup quarter-finals after beating Samoa 47-5 in their Pool A match in Fukuoka.

    Read more
  3. Coming up next...

    FT: Australia 27-8 Georgia

    With two matches cancelled on Saturday - New Zealand-Italy and England-France - we're left with just one remaining fixture to bring you tomorrow.

    Ireland face Samoa at the Level5 Stadium in Fukuoka from 11:45 BST, a match you'll be able to follow live text and radio commentary of here on the BBC Sport website and app.

  4. Report: Australia labour to win over Georgia

    FT: Australia 27-8 Georgia

    If you're just catching up on today's sole match from the Rugby World Cup, then here is a report on the action from Shizuoka.

    Australia scored four tries, but made heavy work of things as they beat Georgia in Pool D in tricky conditions.

    Click the link below to read more on the match.

    Australia labour past battling Georgia

    Australia celebrate Marika Koroibete's try

    England's probable last eight opponents Australia labour to victory over Georgia in swirling wind and rain in Shizuoka.

    Read more
  5. England await for Wallabies

    FT: Australia 27-8 Georgia

    England are likely to face Australia in the quarter-finals - that's if Wales win their final group match.

    It was a solid performance from Michael Cheika's Wallabies.

    But they lacked flair and creativity in the final third, with the backs hardly involved in any moves in the Georgia 22.

    Conditions made it difficult, but perhaps there was an element of the Australians keeping their tricks in the back for the knock-out stages.

  6. How it stands in Pool D

    FT: Australia 27-8 Georgia

    And here's confirmation of how it's all looking in Pool D...

    Pool D
  7. Australia head top of Pool D

    FT: Australia 27-8 Georgia

    That result means Australia move to the top of Pool D.

    However, Wales are expected to regain top spot as they face Uruguay in their final match on Sunday.

    Defeat for Georgia consigns them to fourth place in the pool. They will have to qualify for the next World Cup in France now.

  8. Full-time - Australia 27-8 Georgia


    Australia v Georgia

    Toomua's missed conversion brings an end to proceedings in Shizuoka.

    Australia have got the job done, but their performance has not been as convincing as the scoreboard suggests.

    Conditions made it tricky for expansive rugby, but the Wallabies were not particularly convincing in victory.

  9. 'Wallabies have put this to bed'

    Australia 27-8 Georgia

    Rory Lawson

    Former Scotland captain on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    That is surely now the game put to bed for the Wallabies.

    They will go onto to play England in the quarter-finals and what a game that will be.

  10. Try - Australia 27-8 Georgia

    Will Genia, con missed Toomua

    Will Genia

    Australia finish with a flourish as Rob Simmons breaks the line and then offloads to keep the ball alive.

    Taniela Tupou motors away from a couple more desperate tackles and Will Genia is there in support finish things off.

    Matt Toomua again misses the conversion, skewing his effort to the right of the posts.

  11. Post update

    Australia 22-8 Georgia

    Last knockings now as another penalty gives Australia a line-out on halfway.

  12. Try - Australia 22-8 Georgia

    Jack Dempsey, con missed Toomua

    Australia snuff out any hopes of a dramatic comeback.

    From another line-out five metres out, the Wallabies finally get their rolling maul going.

    The forwards crash over and Jack Dempsey just about touches the ball on the white wash.

    Matt Toomua can't add the extra two points from the conversion attempt.

  13. 'A brilliant score and finish'

    Australia 17-8 Georgia

    Rory Lawson

    Former Scotland captain on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    It's a brilliant score and finish for Georgia.

    They are still in this, if they can get three points in the next couple of minutes it could set up a finish that we didn't expect.

  14. Post update

    Australia 17-8 Goergia

    An error from the kick-off as the Wallabies kick goes straight into touch.

    But Giorgi Tkhilaishvili is penalised for hands in the resulting scrum, and Australia kick towards the 22.

  15. Try: Australia 17-8 Georgia

    Alexander Todua, con missed Matiashvili

    Is there a twist in the tale?

    Another Georgia line-out does not go to plan but they get the ball back regardless.

    Then Lasha Khmaladze breaks through the defensive line as Matt Toomua is caught out of position.

    Alexander Todua is there in support on the left wing and streaks home.

    Soso Matiashvili can't add the conversion, but the Lelos have a try to show for their efforts.

  16. Cheika will not be happy with Australia display'

    Australia 17-3 Georgia

    Rory Lawson

    Former Scotland captain on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

    Australia v Georgia

    Michael Cheika will not be happy at all about this Australia performance, it looks like it's going to be be a case of job done but, even given the conditions, you've got to set your standards higher than this and they've had a load of handling errors.

    They are stuttering into the quarter-finals.

  17. Post update

    Australia 17-3 Georgia

    Australia full-back Dane Haylett-Petty does well to gather a high ball given the conditions, but is then bundled into touch.

    No drama for the Wallabies, as they regain the ball from the Lelos line-out.

    But then there is a miscommunication in the backs as James O'Connor passes straight into touch.

  18. Post update

    Australia 17-3 Georgia

    Australia knock on again as they look to spread the ball wide as they attack the Georgia 22.

    But the Wallabies have been playing with more pace in the second half, and especially since Will Genia has come on at scrum-half.

  19. Post update

    Australia 17-3 Georgia

    Almost a third try for Australia as Will Genia takes a quick tap penalty and then kicks ahead into space.

    Replacement prop Taniela Tupou is the man chasing the bouncing ball, and Alexander Todua has just about enough time to track back and kick clear from his own in-goal area.

  20. Post update

    Australia 17-3 Georgia

    Australia skipper David Pocock's day is done too, with Lukhan Salakaia-Loto on now.