New Zealand roll into Cardiff for a Rugby World Cup Group C clash with Georgia on Friday and all the world is expecting a comfortable win for the All Blacks. Don't miss our NEW ZEALAND v GEORGIA match preview with predictions, betting tips, enhanced odds, starting XVs, free bets and no deposit bonuses on the clash!
NEW ZEALAND v GEORGIA BETTING PREVIEW
New Zealand have won both their matches in this Rugby World Cup. They started their campaign with a 26-16 tough win over Argentina. Then, they recorded an easy 58-14 win against Namibia, a match which saw the All Blacks running in nine tries. Despite the scoreline, the Kiwis were far from impressive.
Steve Hansen brings back many of their biggest guns in the ten changes to the line up which started against Namibia. Richie McCaw and Dan Carter both return to the starting XV while Waisake Naholo joins the All Blacks after he fractured his leg on his Test debut against Argentina last month. WIth Ma'a Nonu slightly injured, Sony Bill Williams will evolve alongside Conrad Smith in the center. Wyatt Crockett and Charlie Faumuina get the nod as the starting props.
Georgia started by turning Tonga over, 17-10 at Gloucester, then they gave Argentina an hard work in the first half (Los Pumas only led 14-9 at half time) before to be hammered 54-9 during the second half. The issue for Georgia is a lack of balance in the team.
In five days, Georgians will play a decisive match for third place against Namibia. With this in mind and with hopes of automatically qualifying for the next World Cup, the coach Milton Haig decided to rest several regular players for this game. They will be without Davit Zirakashvili, and Levan Chilachava will replace the Clermont prop. Merab Kvirikashvili is another key absence, while influential captain Mamuka Gorgodze moves to openside flanker, with Lasha Lomidze starting at number eight.
NEW ZEALAND v GEORGIA STARTING XVsNew Zealand: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Daniel Carter, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw(c) 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Wyatt Crockett.
Replacements: 16 Keven Mealamu, 17 Tony Woodcock, 18 Owen Franks, 19 Victor Vito, 20 Sam Cane, 21 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 22 TJ Perenara, 23 Malakai Fekitoa.
Georgia: 15 Beka Tsiklauri, 14 Giorgi Aptsiauri, 13 David Kacharava, 12 Tamaz Mchedlidze, 11 Alexandr Todua, 10 Lasha Malaguradze, 9 Giorgi Begadze, 8 Lasha Lomidze, 7 Mamuka Gorgodze (c), 6 Shalva Sutiashvili, 5 Giorgi Chkhaidze, 4 levan Datunashvili, 3 Levan Chilachava, 2 Shalva Mamukashvili, 1 Karlen Asieshvili
Replacements: 16 Simon Maisuradze, 17 Mikheil Nariashvili, 18 Anton Peikrishvili, 19 Konstantine Mikautadze, 20 Viktor Kolelishvili, 21 Vasil Lobzhanidze, 22 Merab Sharikadze, 23 Murazi Giorgadze
NEW ZEALAND v GEORGIA BEST ODDS
|NEW ZEALAND|| 4.00 with||Bet £10, win £40.00|
|THE DRAW||126.00 with||Bet £10, win £1260.00|
|GEORGIA||101.00 with||Bet £10, win £1010.00|
NEW ZEALAND v GEORGIA PREDICTIONS
- Winner: New Zealand @ 4.00
- Winning Margin: New Zealand by 61-70 points @ 4.00
- Total Tries: Over 11.5 @ 1.92
- First tryscorer: Waisake Naholo @ 7.00
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