Rugby World Cup 2019: Wales win thriller against Australia, while Georgia bring Uruguay back down to earth – in pictures

See a selection of the best images from Sunday's matches in Japan

Wales withstood a furious Australian comeback to secure a 29-25 win in an epic Rugby World Cup Pool D encounter in Tokyo on Sunday.

The thrilling victory saw the Welsh record their first win over the Wallabies at the tournament since 1987 and take a major step towards the quarter-finals.

The Six Nations champions built up a 26-8 lead soon after half time after tries from Hadleigh Parkes and Gareth Davies and drop goals from Dan Biggar and his fly-half replacement Rhys Patchell.

Australia hit back with second-half tries from Dane Haylett-Petty and captain Michael Hooper and came within a point at 26-25 late in the match. The Welsh, though, held on on for the win.

In the day's other Pool D game, Georgia overpowered Uruguay 33-7 in Kumagaya, running in five tries to claim a bonus point.

It was back down to earth with a bump for the South Americans, who had earned a shock win over Fiji in their opening match.

Check out the photo gallery above of Saturday's matches involving Argentina and Tonga and South Africa and Naimbia.

To move on to the next image, click on the arrows, or if using a mobile device, simply swipe.

Updated: September 29, 2019 05:09 PM

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