Fiji beat Georgia 17-12 to move closer to a first Rugby World Cup quarter-final since 2007 ©Getty Images

Fiji came from behind to earn a tense victory against Georgia at the men's Rugby World Cup in France, a result which puts Australia on the brink of a first-ever pool-stage exit, and there were big wins for Argentina and Scotland.

After producing one of the shocks of the tournament to beat Australia 22-15 in Pool B on September 17, Fiji put themselves in pole position to take the second quarter-final place behind Wales.

However, an early penalty from Luka Matkava and two from Davit Niniashvili gave winless Georgia a 9-0 lead at half-time at the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux.

A try from Waisea Nayacalevu converted by Frank Lomani had Fiji within two points at the start of an improved second-half display, and a Lomani penalty edged them 10-9 in front with 15 minutes remaining.

Lomani converted a try from Vinaya Habosi three minutes later to put Fiji firmly in control, although Georgia hauled it back to 17-12 with Matkava's last-minute penalty which earned a losing bonus point for a defeat by fewer than seven points.

The result in Bordeaux means Fiji know victory against winless Portugal in Toulouse on October 8 will secure their place in the quarter-finals for the first time since 2007, the last time the Rugby World Cup was held in France.

They have 10 points, ahead of third-placed Australia who have six.

The two-time winners are set to play their final pool match against Portugal in Saint-Étienne tomorrow, but their fate is out of their hands if they are to avoid a humiliating exit.

In the first match of the day in Pool D, Argentina proved too strong for Chile at the Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes, emerging as 59-5 winners.

The result moved the Pumas above Japan into second place with both teams on nine points, effectively setting up a winner-takes-all clash on October 8 in Nantes between the two sides to decide who joins England in the last eight.

After starting with a defeat to England, Argentina were able to follow up their victory against Samoa, taking the lead with a ninth minute try from Nicolás Sánchez which he converted.

Sánchez added a three-point penalty and converted tries from Juan Martín González and Agustín Creevy to give his team a 24-0 half-time lead, and Martín Bogado made sure of the bonus point on 46 minutes with Argentina's fourth try.

Darcy Graham, left, scored four tries for Scotland in their 84-0 hammering of Romania ©Getty Images
Darcy Graham, left, scored four tries for Scotland in their 84-0 hammering of Romania ©Getty Images

Rodrigo Isgro and a second try from González extended Argentina's lead, with Tomás Dussaillant crossing the whitewash with seven minutes remaining for Chile's only score.

Further tries from Ignacio Ruiz and Santiago Carreras completed a comfortable victory for Argentina.

Scotland kept their quarter-final hopes alive at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille with a comprehensive 84-0 rout of Romania in Pool B.

A four-try haul from Darcy Graham was among Scotland's 12 tries.

Scotland trail defending champions South Africa on points difference with both teams on 10 points in Pool B, behind world number one-ranked side Ireland on 14.

South Africa face Tonga in their final pool match tomorrow in Marseille, meaning Scotland are likely to require victory against Ireland in Paris next Saturday (October 7) to progress to the quarter-finals.

The third-placed side in each pool earns a place at the 2027 Rugby World Cup.