Saturday, October 5

Australia vs Uruguay (3:15pm)
Uruguay (+51.5)

The Wallabies are back in action on Saturday afternoon and the next side in the crosshairs is Pool D minnows Uruguay.

Though tough in the second half and nearly pulling off the comeback, the Wallabies ultimately lost to Wales on Sunday and will probably now find themselves on the tough side of the draw, come the knockouts.

There is no doubt that Uruguay will be hugely outclassed, but the 51.5-point line seems way over the top given their performances so far, and I think they can finish within it.

England vs Argentina (6pm)
Argentina (+13.5)

An intriguing fixture looks set to play out in Tokyo on Saturday evening, when Six Nations heavyweights England lock horns with the Rugby Championship’s Argentina.

Los Pumas will still be disappointed by their close first-up loss to France and will be eager to pull off the upset. It is an enormous task, but they won through to the preliminary finals at the 2015 World Cup and there is no denying that they are up to it.

England have been in cruise control against Tonga and the USA and this is easily their biggest test to date. I think they’ll win, but I think it will be a nail-biter.

Japan vs Samoa (8:30pm)
Samoa (+18.5)

The host nation steps out in Saturday night’s primetime game, and they can all but secure qualification to the knockout stage of the tournament by beating Samoa.

Few people would have expected the Brave Blossoms to replicate their 2015 heroics this time around, but an incredible win over Ireland last week and set them on course for a berth in the final eight for the first time.

Samoa flogged Russia first-up but were subsequently flogged by Scotland at their second appearance at the Rugby World Cup. They struggle for consistency, but I think that the line is skewed in favour of Japan far too much.