Eddie Jones has surprised many by selecting Ben Donaldson as the starting fullback for Australia’s opening match in the Rugby World Cup, ahead of Andrew Kellaway. Donaldson’s inclusion provides another goalkicking option for the team. The Wallabies are winless under Jones in 2023, and a loss in this match against Georgia would harm their chances of progressing to the quarter-finals. Center Samu Kerevi has been declared fit to start, while prop Taniela Tupou will make his 50th appearance for the Wallabies. The team is banking on their strong and dominant forward pack to give them an advantage.