Rugby World Cup 2019: How to watch Australia vs Uruguay online and TV channel, UK start time

Everything you need to know to watch the Pool D encounter between Australia and Fiji

Jack de Menezes
Saturday 05 October 2019 04:07
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Australia are looking to return to the top of Pool D with a victory over Uruguay on Saturday, in what is the first of a Rugby World Cup triple-header.

The Wallabies have experienced mixed results so far in Japan, with their opening victory over Fiji followed by a narrow 29-25 loss to Wales that leaves them facing a second-place finish in the pool.

Although Australia find themselves a point behind Fiji, they have a game in hand on the Pacific Islanders and are expected to come through the clash with Uruguay without too much difficulty, with a final win over Georgia enough to take them through to the quarter-finals.

They have been forced into a pre-match change though, with James O’Connor ruled out through injury meaning Samu Kerevi comes onto the bench, while 19-year-old Jordan Petaia will become the youngest Wallaby in Rugby World Cup history, beating Joe Roff’s existing record by 49 days.

Australia will also be wearing their unique indigenous-inspired alternative kit, a symbol of the First Nations people and a reflection of Australian culture and history, with the green strip to be unveiled at the World Cup for the first time.

Here’s everything you need to know about the match.

Where can I watch it?

Live coverage will be shown on ITV and the ITV Hub online from 5:45am BST.

When is it?

Australia vs Uruguay takes place on Saturday 5 October at Oita Stadium.

What time does it start?

The match kicks off at 2:15pm Japan Standard Time, which is 6:15am BST.

Teams

Australia: Beale; Haylett-Petty, Kuridrani, Toomua, Petaia; Lealiifano, White; Slipper, Fainga’a, Alaalatoa; Simmons, Coleman; Salakala-Loto, Hooper, Dempsey.

Replacements: Uelese, Kepu, Tupou, Arnold, Pocock, Genia, Kerevi, Ashley-Cooper.

Uruguay: Silva; Favaro, Inciarte, Vilaseca, Freitas; Berchesi, Ormaechea; Echeverria, Kessler, Arbelo; Lamanna, Leindekar; Ardao, Ormaechea, Diana.

Replacements: Pujadas, Jaunsolo, Rombys, Dotti, Gaminara, Arata, Etcheverry, Della Corte.

Odds

Australia to win: 1/100

Uruguay to win: 200/1

Draw: 150/1

Prediction

Australia 50-Uruguay 7: In what really is a one-sided affair, Australia’s rotated side should still have more than enough in the tank. To breeze past the South Americans, who will do well to cross the whitewash.

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