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The 2023 Rugby World Cup gets underway in September and Australia's first job will be to progress from Pool C and into the quarter-finals.

The Wallabies are priced at 11.00 to go on and win the World Cup, but the jury is out on the squad that Eddie Jones has selected and their potential to go all the way.

Jones has made one or two big calls, with Michael Hooper among the players to be left out, but the Wallabies coach has every faith in his players and believes they can go far.

To do that they have to make it through Pool C first of all and with it being the World Cup, there are no easy games.

What2023 Rugby World Cup
When8th September - 28th October 2023
How to watchStan Sport, Nine, 9Now
OddsNew Zealand 3.75, France 4.00, South Africa 5.00, Ireland 5.50, Australia 11.00

Pool C odds

The Wallabies are the hot fancies to make it through Pool C and are priced at 1.36 to finish top.

Wales look to be the main threat to the Wallabies chances of winning Pool C and can be backed at 3.50.

Then come Fiji at 11.00, Georgia at 67.00 and Portugal at 501.00.

Wallabies' Pool C schedule

The Wallabies will play each team in Pool C with the top two teams at the end of the round progressing through to the quarter-finals.

They begin their World Cup campaign with a clash against Georgia at the Stade de France on 10th September.

It should be straight-forward for the Wallabies, who are priced at 1.03 to get the win, while Georgia can be backed at 11.00 to pull off an upset.

The Wallabies will then face a sterner test against Fiji on 17th September, before what should be the toughest clash of the stage against Wales on 25th September.

Jones’ men complete Pool C with a game against Portugal and will hope to have their passage through to the quarter-finals wrapped up by then.

The opposition

Wales reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2011 and 2019, but have yet to make it through to a final.

In the 2023 World Cup they are priced at 3.00 to make it to the semi-finals again and can be backed at 34.00 to win the tournament outright.

The last time the Wallabies met Wales was during the 2022 Spring Tour and they came out on top winning 39-34.

Wales were thumped 52-16 by South Africa last week and were not in great form in the recent six nations when losing to Ireland, England, Scotland and France.

Fiji’s preparation for the World Cup 2023 has been solid enough with wins over Samoa, Tonga and Japan, while they lost 34-17 against France.

Fiji’s best-ever finish the World Cup was reaching the quarter-finals in both 1987 and 2007 and they can be backed at 3.40 to make the last-eight in 2023.

Georgia’s best finish at a World Cup was in 2015 when they finished third in Pool C and the same again is maybe the best they can hope for in a strong group.

Portugal will be making just their second appearance at a Rugby World Cup and have not featured since 2007 when they made their debut, losing all four games.

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