Rugby World Cup in pictures

Published 1401 GMT (2201 HKT) September 24, 2019
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Wales faced Georgia in its opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
The Welsh won the match 43-14 on Monday after shaking off a far from perfect preparation for the tournament, which saw its trusted forward coach sent home from Japan. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Gareth Davies is tackled by Georgia's Davit Kacharava during an entertaining first half in which Wales showed its class. Kyodo News/Getty Images
George North reaches out to score a try for Wales during the Pool D encounter. Christophe Ena/AP
Despite a good first half display, Wales became sloppy in the second period as Georgia rallied. Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images
Its passion sometimes proved too much and referee Luke Pearce showed Georgia's Jaba Bregvadze a yellow card for foul play. Christophe Ena/AP
Georgian and Welsh players fight for the ball during a line-out at the City of Toyota Stadium. Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images
Giorgi Kveseladze and Josh Adams clash as they both attempt to catch the ball in the air. Mike Hewitt/Getty Images
Wales celebrate after scoring yet another try against its opposition which proved it was more than capable of competing on a physical level. Christophe Ena/AP
It was a brutal occasion at times and Wales' Ken Owens needed to receive treatment from the medical team. Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Georgia players worked very hard to stem the Welsh tide in the second half but struggled against its superior opposition. Fitness proved to be a key factor. Christophe Ena/AP
Wales show appreciation to the fans after its win but attention will turn to its meeting with Australia next. Adam Pretty/Getty Images