Georgia vs Portugal score: Rugby World Cup latest updates

Georgia vs Portugal score: Rugby World Cup latest updates

England will face Chile in the Rugby World Cup this afternoon at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille. Steve Borthwick’s side will be hoping to record a third victory after last weekend’s scrappy bonus-point win against Japan and their opening defeat of Argentina.

Owen Farrell returns from his red-card ban alongside 12 other changes, including Marcus Smith at full back, as England aim to give squad members who have featured less so far a good run out. England currently sit top of Pool D with nine points after their first two wins and a win would all but secure a quarter-final place.

Los Condores lost their first two matches in what is their first Rugby World Cup and currently sit 22nd in the world rankings compared to England’s sixth. They are currently at the bottom of Pool D with zero points.

Follow all of the action here live from Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Plus get the latest Rugby World Cup odds here and tips on England vs Chile here.

Key Points

  • England face Chile in Pool D at 4.45pm (BST) in Lille, live on ITV1

  • Owen Farrell returns following red-card ban

  • Marcus Smith makes his first start at full back

  • Full-time: Georgia 18-18 Portugal

Full-time: Georgia 18-18 Portugal

15:00 , Lawrence Ostlere

What a dramatic finish to that match.

Portugal’s players celebrate after winning a last-gap penalty... (AFP via Getty Images)
Portugal’s players celebrate after winning a last-gap penalty... (AFP via Getty Images)
... but Nuno Sousa Guedes drags the penalty across the posts (Getty Images)
... but Nuno Sousa Guedes drags the penalty across the posts (Getty Images)

Los Condores gearing up for ‘most important game in Chile’s history’

14:55 , Luke Baker

While a lot of the attention will be on how England’s attack clicks in Lille, Chile aren’t just cannon fodder for the Red Rose - this is a huge occasion for Chilean rugby in its own right.

In fact, head coach Pablo Lemoine has insisted this is the biggest game in the team’s history. Qualifying for their first-ever World Cup has given them an opportunity to play against tier-one nations that they otherwise wouldn’t have, so Lemoine is eager for them to embrace it.

“We do not have opportunities to play against the tier one. To improve, we must take advantage of these opportunities,” Lemoine explained. “You have to play and enjoy it because it is surely the most important game in Chile’s history.

“England have a pragmatic, organised game. A lot of kicking game, a lot of strategy, with high-class players looking to counter-attack. I imagine a lot of aggressiveness in the forwards.

“We have been watching them, we saw their games with Argentina and Japan, and ultimately we will have to be intelligent and not commit penalties because it is an important platform for them. I hope we can accomplish that part of the plan.”

Chile have impressed in spurts so far in France, although have faded as the match wore on in 42-12 and 43-10 defeats to Japan and Samoa respectively so far. And Los Condores captain Martin Sigren, who plys his club trade in England, for Championship side Doncaster Knights, want to see his side put in an 80-minute performance.

“It’s a huge challenge,” Sigren said. “There are very few opportunities one has to face a team with as much history as England and on a Rugby World Cup stage. We want to take advantage of it and enjoy it to the fullest.

“I think they are going to look to exhaust us emotionally and see if we give up, which will make it easier for them. That is what we want to fight and it is the most important challenge. We have to be in the fight and battle during the 80 minutes regardless of the score.”

Captain Martin Sigren has urged Chile to enjoy the occasion (AFP via Getty Images)
Captain Martin Sigren has urged Chile to enjoy the occasion (AFP via Getty Images)

Full-time: Georgia 18-18 Portugal

14:52 , Lawrence Ostlere

Portugal contest the restart and earn a penalty at the breakdown! Wow. They have a kick for victory, about 30 metres out, on an angle... but Sousa Guedes pulls it across the posts. Heartbreak for Portugal. What a rugby match.

Try! Georgia 18-18 Portugal (Zamtaradze)

14:49 , Lawrence Ostlere

Georgia pile over the line – replacement hooker Zamtaradze is the one who carries the ball – and the TMO confirms the try! But Matkava can’t quite curl the conversion inside the posts. It’s all square with one more play remaining...

Latest score: Georgia 13-18 Portugal

14:45 , Lawrence Ostlere

Georgia work through phase after phase and eventually draw a penalty from the Portuguese. They kick to the corner and will have a lineout – three minutes remain...

Is England vs Chile on TV?

14:42 , Karl Matchett

England’s Rugby World Cup bid continues on Saturday as they take on debutants Chile in Lille.

An impressive opening win over Pool D threats Argentina was followed by a mixed display to see off Japan, and England head coach Steve Borthwick is hoping for a heavy win over the minnows of the group to build some confidence. He has named a heavily rotated line-up to face the Chileans, knowing there won’t be many more opportunities to rest his front-line troops.

Chile, who are playing in their first World Cup, lost their opening two matches 42-10 and 43-10 to Japan and Samoa respectively.

England currently stand on top of the pool with nine points from two games.

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Is England vs Chile on TV? Channel, start time and how to watch online

Latest score: Georgia 13-18 Portugal

14:38 , Lawrence Ostlere

Ten minutes to go in Toulouse and Georgia have just booted a penalty to take up a lineout in Portugal’s half. Portugal have really impressed in this second half – can they hold on?

Facing South Africa makes you think ‘when is this going to stop’ but here’s how Ireland can win

14:31 , Karl Matchett

Writing exclusively for The Independent, Scotland and Lions legend Stuart Hogg unpicks the biggest match of the pool stage – a colossal battle between the Springboks and Ireland – and reflects on Scotland having reached the nervy ‘win or bust’ stage already.


South Africa against Ireland could be the game of the tournament. Every weekend so far at this Rugby World Cup we’ve had big games to look forward to, but I think this one might top France vs New Zealand on the opening night. This is massive in terms of Pool B, the pool of death.

This will be like a long game of chess. At times, there could be a lot of kicking to see who cracks first. I’ve talked before about South Africa knowing their DNA better than anyone else, but I think the closest team to that would be Ireland. Look at the seven forwards to one back split on the bench – South Africa know exactly what they are going to do. They are going to be hugely physical, they are going to stick to their gameplan and try to shut Ireland down defensively. But Ireland are a very clever rugby side that will no doubt have gone over South African performances with a fine toothcomb and picked out many opportunities to exploit.

Read more here (Premium subscribers):

Stuart Hogg: Here’s how Ireland can beat South Africa and their blitz defence

Try! Georgia 13-18 Portugal (Storti)

14:26 , Lawrence Ostlere

Brilliant break by Portugal, as Portela dummies a wide pass before coming back inside to offload to wing Raffaele Storti, who bursts through the middle, steps away from full-back Niniashvili and sprints home to touch down! It’s the first time Portugal have ever scored two tries in a World Cup match, and they really believe now.

Marques adds the two.

14:23 , Luke Baker

More of this today from Owen Farrell? The returning England skipper was practising his kicking during the stadium run at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy yesterday.

Farrell will make his comeback from a red-card ban today with all eyes on how the dual 10-15 playmaker pivot of him and Marcus Smith combine in Lille.

Portugal pushing Georgia close

14:17 , Harry Latham-Coyle

The first game of the day is a fascinating Pool C encounter between Georgia and Portugal, familiar foes in the Rugby Europe Championship. Georgia enjoyed a strong first half hour but Portugal have come roaring back, and a Samuel Marques penalty has brought them back within two points. It’s 13-11 with about 25 minutes left.

Warren Gatland expects ‘one hell of a game’ as Wales tackle wounded Australia

14:14 , Karl Matchett

Warren Gatland believes there will be degrees of desperation on both sides when Wales tackle Rugby World Cup rivals Australia on Sunday.

Victory for Wales would send them into a fourth successive World Cup quarter-final with one group game to spare.

Australia, meanwhile, know that defeat realistically condemns them to a pool-stage exit for the first time in World Cup history.

“It will be one hell of a game, and that will be down to not just them being desperate, but us being desperate to progress through this pool,” Wales head coach Gatland said.

More from the boss:

Warren Gatland expects ‘one hell of a game’ as Wales tackle wounded Australia

Penalty! Georgia 13-8 Portugal (Samuel Marques)

14:12 , Lawrence Ostlere

The second half is under way between Georgia and Portugal and the Portuguese have just enjoyed a couple of good minutes – Samuel Marques has slotted a simple penalty to reduce the deficit on the scoreboard, and Francisco Fernandes has returned to the field after his sin-bin to level the numbers on the field.

Eddie Jones faces ultimate test of his rugby philosophy as Wales await

14:05 , Karl Matchett

Has Eddie Jones’s day of reckoning finally arrived? During this entire Rugby World Cup cycle, both when he was head coach of England and now Australia, Jones’s mantra has essentially been ‘trust me mate, there’s a process’ with the implicit promise that there will be jam tomorrow.

Bad results were brushed off as a necessary evil in building towards the World Cup – you wouldn’t want to win matches by revealing innovative tactics and structures that might surprise the opposition if they were unleashed in the tournament itself, seemed to be Jones’s thinking.

Consecutive sub-par Six Nations and autumn international defeats for England could be swept away in service of the greater goal of lifting the William Webb Ellis Trophy in Paris next month, until the RFU belatedly ran out of patience with the losing and fired him nine months out from the World Cup.

Parachuted in to salvage the Wallabies’ cycle, five consecutive losses, including a last-placed finish in the Rugby Championship, to begin his tenure was similarly waved away by Jones alongside the promise that things would get better tomorrow.

Eddie Jones faces ultimate test of his rugby philosophy as Wales await

Georgia v Portugal - latest

13:52 , Karl Matchett

Georgia 13-5 Portugal at the break.

Francisco Fernandes in the sin bin for ten minutes for a shoulder-only stop.

A long way back for the Iberians in the second half but Storti’s try gives them a way back into it at least.

England vs Chile - LIVE Rugby World Cup updates

13:48 , Karl Matchett

England scrum-half Danny Care has said he hopes France’s star player Antoine Dupont will be back from injury soon after he suffered a facial fracture in their Rugby World Cup game against Namibia on Thursday.

The captain left the pitch following a clash of heads with Johan Deysel.

Deysel’s yellow card for the collision in the 45th minute, with France leading 54-0, was upgraded to red following a review by the television match official.

“We’re all sending him our best,” Care said of Dupont.

“At the World Cup, you want to see the best players, Antoine is the best player in the world.”

See the video here.

Georgia v Portugal - latest

13:44 , Karl Matchett

Abzhandadze lands another penalty for Georgia before Raffaele Storti gets over the line to score a try for Portugal, their first points on the board for the day.

The conversion hits the post and it’s Georgia 13-5 Portugal on 35 minutes.

England v Chile tips and latest World Cup odds

13:37 , Karl Matchett

Having released the pressure on themselves with back-to-back wins over Argentina and Japan, England will look to make it three from three in Pool D of the Rugby World Cup against Chile at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille on Saturday (4.45pm UK time).

Coming into the tournament with just three victories from nine tests since Steve Borthwick replaced Eddie Jones as head coach at the end of last year, there was uncertainty from bookmakers as to how the English were going to fare in the 10th edition of the RWC.

England are at the summit of the pool table, a full nine points clear of their upcoming opponents. First-time finalists at the World Cup, Chile were on the receiving end of a 42-12 reversal to Japan in their tournament debut at Stadium de Toulouse on 10 September.

Six days later in Bordeaux, Samoa emerged triumphant over the Chileans with a similar final scoreline of 43-10.

It was always going to be a big ask of Pablo Lemoine’s side to come out on top in these games, especially as they had never previously faced Japan or Samoa in an international test.

This is also the case with England as well as Argentina, who they face in their final pool game in Nantes on 30 September.

Meanwhile, in the latest Rugby World Cup odds, England have moved in from 16/1 to 12/1 outsiders following their positive start.

Get the latest odds and tips on England vs Chile here, while we’ve also got a comprehensive wrap of all the Rugby World Cup odds.


Owen Farrell enters the World Cup and five talking points ahead of England v Chile

13:30 , Karl Matchett

England continue their march towards the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals when they clash with Chile in Lille on Saturday.

While victory is expected from Steve Borthwick’s men, the South Americans will provide stiff opposition.

Here, we examine five talking points heading into the game.

Farrell enters the Rugby World Cup and talking points ahead of England vs Chile

Georgia v Portugal - latest updates

13:25 , Karl Matchett

Gela Aprasidze goes over but there’s a knock-on and the try is disallowed. Abzhandadze has added points through a penalty, however, and Georgia lead 10-0 after just over 20 minutes.

Namibia captain apologises to Antoine Dupont as clash causes facial fracture

13:16 , Karl Matchett

Namibia captain Johan Deysel has apologised to Antoine Dupont following a head-on-head collision that has left the France star’s Rugby World Cup campaign in doubt.

Dupont suffered a facial fracture during France’s record 96-0 win against Namibia in Marseille.

Deysel’s yellow card for the collision, with France leading 54-0, was upgraded to red following a review by the television match official.

Namibia captain apologises to Antoine Dupont as clash causes facial fracture

France issue Antoine Dupont recovery update

13:10 , Karl Matchett

The big news from this morning around the Rugby World Cup was Antoine Dupont’s surgery and France’s subsequent update.

France have confirmed that Antoine Dupont has undergone surgery on his facial injury but could begin a “gradual return to sport” in the next few days.

The hosts’ captain suffered a fractured cheekbone during his side’s record win over Namibia after a tackle from Johan Deysel.

Full report:

France issue Dupont recovery update after scrum half undergoes surgery

Georgia v Portugal - latest

13:06 , Karl Matchett

In that earliest match, Akaki Tabutsadze has dotted down and given Georgia the lead just two minutes in and they’re already ahead against Portugal! It’s converted by Tedo Abzhandadze and Georgia lead 7-0.

This is just the second match for both nations, both losing first time out in Pool C.

England vs Chile - LIVE Rugby World Cup updates

Friday 22 September 2023 14:35 , Sports Staff

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of England vs Chile in the third round of the Rugby World Cup.

England will look to extend their winning run while Chile face another tough battle in Pool D.

Follow along for live updates of the match, along with updates from the earlier Pool C fixture involving Georgia and Portugal, with Pool B’s headline clash of South Africa vs Ireland to come later this evening.

It’s a mammoth day of action in France and we’ll bring you every piece of news and action along the way - including the latest regarding the host’s captain Antoine Dupont after his surgery.