Kumagaya - The Rugby World Cup saw its first water break on Sunday, as Georgia and Uruguay had to contend with sweltering conditions in Kumagaya, just north of Tokyo.

As it happened | Uruguay v Georgia

With temperatures approaching 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit) with high humidity, English referee Wayne Barnes decided the players deserved some rehydration on the shade-less pitch.

World Rugby rules allow a drinks break at the discretion of the referee "when weather conditions are exceptionally hot and/or humid".

"This one-minute break should be taken midway through the half, after a score or when the ball is dead near the half-way line," according to the rules.

Georgia won the match 33-7.