The Australia Wallabies and the Wales Red Dragon are facing off for match 35 of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday (October 10), 11:45 am ET, at Twickenham in London. While both the Australian rugby team and the Wales squad already acquired secured spots in the final eight, the two groups are vying for the top spot in Pool A. Hence, fans and followers of the Rugby World Cup could expect an action packed and intense match this weekend as neither the Wallabies nor the Red Dragon are looking to let the other escape the face off unscathed.
For the Australia team, the crowd will see Rookie of the Year Sean McMahon to step in to replace Michael Hooper due to the suspension incurred by the latter. Another change in the Wallabies' lineup is the absence of Rob Horne brought about by a shoulder injury. For the vice-captaincy post, this will be shared by David Pocock and Adam Ashley Cooper. Despite the changes in the Wallabies' group of starters, head coach Michael Cheika remains optimistic and confident of the Australian team's capacity to win this weekend.
He shared, "Every match in this tournament has required our team to step up to another level and we'll need to do that again against an undefeated Welsh team." The Australia rugby coach added, "Every player in our squad knows the improvements required, and we still have two days to continue to make them, both individually and as a team. Saturday night at Twickenham is another opportunity for us to put in a solid performance and continue to build towards the next stage of the tournament."
As for the Wales team, Gareth Anscombe will be starting for the first time in the match against the Wallabies. His entrance in the Red Dragon squad will mark an anticipated lethal three-star combination with teammates Alex Cuthbert and Liam Williams. "We know the dangers we face but, with the back line we've got, hopefully we can cause a few problems," shared Gareth Anscombe, referring to the match up against the Wallabies. He added, "Aussie sides are very smart in terms of how they play tactically, and they don't miss a beat. They like to use the ball and they have looked pretty sharp. We will have to be on our toes defensively to not give them too many opportunities." Gareth Anscombe further noted, "It's a big game for this team. We want to finish top of the pool and stamp our authority. The team is confident, and it's a huge occasion on the weekend."
The Australia Wallabies will get in the rugby match against the Wales Red Dragons with Scott Sio, Stephen Moore and Sekope Kepu as starters. Kane Douglas, Dean Mumm, Scott Fardy and Sean McMahon will also be seen in the field. Fans and followers of the Wallabies will get to watch David Pocock, Will Genia, Bernard Foley, Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau battle it out with the Wales rugby team. Rounding up the Australian rugby team are Tevita Kuridrani, Adam Ashley Cooper and Israel Folau. As for the Red Dragons, Paul James, Gareth Anscombe and George North are expected to start against the Wallabies. Alex Cuthbert, Gareth Davies, Liam Williams and Dan Biggar are starting for the Wales rugby team as well. The Wales team will also send in the starting lineup Alun Wyn Jones, Justin Tipuric, Taulupe Faletau and Jamie Roberts. Rounding up the Red Dragon squad are team captain Sam Warburton, Samson Lee, Scott Baldwin and Luke Charteris.
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