Well, a win is a win I guess, and 28-6 looks impressive, but it was far from that in yesterday’s match against Georgia. Again, poor ball control and poor discipline are continuing to be a concern for the Wallabies whilst a nasty head knock to full back Kurtley Beale, which saw him leave the field and not return, adds to the problems for the Wallabies.
They are currently sitting atop Group D, though will most likely finish second to the undefeaten Welsh who should beat Uruguay over the weekend. It means a likely match-up with the Pomsin the Quarters, and there’s not a lot that the English would be worried about at the moment facing the Wallabies.
That being said, if we can improve the ball control, and Cheika can finally work out what his best side is, then we can cause any side trouble with the creativity we have in the backs and out wide.
Strangely for the World Cup this year, there is a typhoon about to hit the Japanese south coast, potentially impacting games and will certainly make conditions difficult for teams playing over the weekend.
There are two games that may have to be either cancelled or moved because they are in an area likely to be impacted. England plays France in a Pool C decider in Yokohama on Saturday and Japan plays Scotland on Sunday, in a match that will determine whether the hosts (Japan) qualify for their first quarter-final.
It is likely they will be moved, or resceduled, as a cancellation of either game would see a 0-0 result awarded to both competing teams which would impact final standings and quarter final places.