Australia had already qualified for the quarter-finals before their first clash with Georgia and hoped to stamp their authority on the game and send a message to the rest of the tournament as they headed into the knockout phase.
They dominated possession, territory and the set piece but ran into an impressive defence from Georgia, who made 201 tackles, and were only able to pull away in the final quarter with tries from Marika Koroibete, Jack Dempsey and Will Genia.
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