Rugby World Cup 2023 Week 3 preview, lineups, predictions

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Two weeks down, five more to go!

Halfway through the pool stage and there’s still plenty that could happen to determine who reaches the quarterfinal stage, with the Wallabies fighting for a chance to exit the pool with their massive clash against Wales, while Ireland and South Africa play off to determine who they’ll face in the quarterfinal stage.

Read ahead for team lists and previews.

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Italy vs. Uruguay

France vs. Namibia

Argentina vs. Samoa

Georgia vs. Portugal

England vs. Chile

South Africa vs. Ireland

Scotland vs. Tonga

Wales vs. Australia

Wednesday, September 20

Italy vs. Uruguay, Stade de Nice, Nice (5:45p.m. local / 1:45a.m. AEST / 4:45p.m. GMT)

Italy: Ange Capuozzo, Lorenzo Pani, Juan Ignacio Brex, Paolo Garbisi, Montanna Ioane, Tommaso Allan, Alessandro Garbisi, Lorenzo Cannone, Michele Lamaro (captain), Sebastian Negri, Federico Ruzza, Niccolo Cannone, Marco Riccioni, Giacomo Nicotera, Danilo Fischetti.

Replacements: Luca Bigi, Federico Zani, Pietro Ceccarelli, Dino Lamb, Manuel Zuliani, Giovanni Pettinelli, Alessandro Fusco, Paolo Odogwu.

Uruguay: Baltazar Amaya, Gaston Mieres, Tomas Inciarte, Andres Vilaseca, Nicolas Freitas, Felipe Etcheverry, Sanitago Arata, Manuel Diana, Santiago Civetta, Manuel Ardao, Manuel Leindekar, Felipe Aliaga, Ignacio Peculo, German Kessler, Mateo Sanguinetti.

Replacements: Guillermo Pujadas, Faccundo Gattas, Diego Arbelo, Ignacio Dotti, Carlos Deus, Agustin Ormaechea, Felipe Berchesi, Bautista Basso.

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Thursday, September 21

France vs. Namibia, Stade de Marseille, Marseille (9p.m. local / 5a.m. AEST / 8p.m. GMT)

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Argentina vs. Samoa, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne (5:45p.m. local / 1:45a.m. AEST / 4:45a.m. GMT)

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Saturday, September 23

Georgia vs. Portugal, Stade de Toulouse, Toulouse (2p.m. local / 10p.m. AEST / 1p.m. GMT)

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England vs. Chile, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille (5:45p.m. local / 1:45a.m. AEST / 4:45p.m. GMT)

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South Africa vs. Ireland, Stade de France, Saint-Denis (9p.m. local / 5a.m. AEST/ 8p.m. GMT)

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Sunday, September 24

Scotland vs. Tonga, Stade de Nice, Nice (5:45p.m. local / 1:45a.m. AEST / 4:45p.m. GMT)

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Wales vs. Australia, OL Stadium, Lyon (9p.m. local / 5a.m. AEST / 8p.m. GMT)

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