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#WALvURU man of the match nominees. Vote using hashtags:
Jake Ball #motm1
Scott Williams #motm2
Cory Allen #motm3 pic.twitter.com/rl5iRrqgZ4— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) September 20, 2015
#WALvURU man of the match nominees. Vote using hashtags:
Jake Ball #motm1
Scott Williams #motm2
Cory Allen #motm3 pic.twitter.com/rl5iRrqgZ4
Gareth Davies makes it 40-9 #WALvURU #RWC2015 pic.twitter.com/GGUfDO4x2H— Adam Sullivan (@asully68) September 20, 2015
Gareth Davies makes it 40-9 #WALvURU #RWC2015 pic.twitter.com/GGUfDO4x2H
Yes Rupert we know you like Rugby, but please move... #WALvURU pic.twitter.com/CpUlJOUes5— Mel Williams (@dragontart) September 20, 2015
Yes Rupert we know you like Rugby, but please move... #WALvURU pic.twitter.com/CpUlJOUes5
#RWC2015 - HT called, #WAL 28-9 #URU #WALvURU pic.twitter.com/RIm27saLMM— Stephne J v Vuuren (@Steph_Sport) September 20, 2015
#RWC2015 - HT called, #WAL 28-9 #URU #WALvURU pic.twitter.com/RIm27saLMM
TRY, WALES, DAVIES! 52-9. Another attack from a maul inside Uruguay's 22 brings Davies his second try. He sells the defence a dummy, when he spots a gap, and dives over!
CONVERSION, WALES, PRIESTLAND. 54-9. Priestland adds the final nail to Uruguay's coffin with another two-pointer! The final whistle goes shortly afterwards and Wales have got the job done. Uruguay tried their best but in the end they were outmatched by the superiority of the Welsh, who are deserved winners!
Wales 54 Uruguay 9
Wales are trying their utmost to get another try in an effort to bring up their half century. The ball comes to Amos, who offloads to Williams but they are called back for a forward pass.
Wales attack just inside Uruguay's 22 but it all comes to nothing as Matthew Morgan throws a poor pass yo Alex Cuthbert who knocks on.
CONVERSION, WALES, PRIESTLAND. 47-9. Priestland adds another two-pointer to push his side further in front.
TRY, WALES, TIPURIC! 45-9. Wales launch their umpteenth drive from a line-out inside Uruguay's 22 and Tipuric makes up for his botched effort from earlier, as he dives over from close quarters!
Wales launch another drive with their forwards but concede a turnover and Corral is away! He is eventually hauled in by Tom Francis just outside Uruguay's 22.
This time it's Williams who takes the ball up but Vilaseca is equal to the task and stops his opposite number in his tracks!
Uruguay make a rare attack and Andres Vilaseca hits the gain-line where he is met head-on by Williams!
TRY, WALES, DAVIES! 40-9. Wales attack with another rolling maul at a line-out inside Uruguay''s 22. Davies sees that all his opponents'' defenders are trying to stop the drive and calls for the ball before breaking around the fringe of the maul and dives over! Priestland misses with his first attempt at goal.
Wales power through the middle with their forwards and are inside their opponents' 22. They then attack with their backs and Williams takes the ball into contact.
Amos gathers the ball inside his 22 and decides to attack. He beats the first defender but is tackled into touch close to his 10-metre line by Matias Beer.
Uruguay are on the attack inside Wales' 22 after a strong carry by Mario Sagario. It all comes to nothing though as Carlos Arboleya is pinged for side-entry at a ruck.
CONVERSION, WALES, PRIESTLAND. 35-9. Another two-pointer from the kicking tee by Priestland extends his side's lead to 26 points!
TRY, WALES, AMOS! 33-9. Wales launch another attack from a line-out. Gareth Davies makes a break and offloads to Amos who gets over for his first Test try!
Wales go on the drive from a line-out deep inside Uruguay's 22 and Tipuric goes over the tryline! Referee Poite checks with his TMO if the try was scored, but the replay shows that Gibernau has knocked the ball from the Wales flanker's grasp as he goes over the line.
Uruguay are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Priestland tries to put his side on the front-foot with his touchfinder, but the ball isn't out! Gibernau gathers and puts the ball out on close to Wales' 10-metre line.
Wales take the ball through the phases and are soon inside Uruguay's 22. Jake Ball, Sam Warburton and Baldwin are prominent ball carriers!
Priestland gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by Joaquin Prada, who goes to ground inside his 22 after a tackle from Amos.
TRY, WALES, ALLEN! 26-9. Priestland throws a long pass to Justin Tipuric close to the halfway line! He offloads to Amos, who sets off down the left-hand touchline before throwing an inside pass to Allen, who gets over for his hat-trick!
CONVERSION, WALES, PRIESTLAND. 28-9. Priestland maintains his perfect goal-kicking record to extend his side's lead. That's the final act of this half as referee Romain Poite blows his whistle shortly afterwards to indicate half-time. It's been an entertaining affair and although Uruguay started brightly Wales have, as expected, taken control of proceedings and already have their bonus-point. It's now just a matter of how big the winning margin will be.
Wales 28 Uruguay 9
Wales are on the attack inside Uruguay's 22 again. Priestland takes the direct route but Wales are penalised when Baldwin takes out a defender illegally at the ensuing ruck. Berchesi kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to Uruguay's 10-metre line.
Wales are hammering away at Uruguay's tryline but they are met by a wall of blue defenders! Los Teros are eventually pinged for offside play and Priestland puts the ball into touch on their five-metre line.
Alejo Corral is pinged for dropping his bind at a scrum. Priestland puts the resulting penalty out deep inside Uruguay's 22.
CONVERSION, WALES, PRIESTLAND. 21-9. Priestland makes no mistake from the kicking tee to extend Wales' lead.
TRY, WALES, ALLEN! 19-9. Scott Williams makes a telling break and is soon inside Uruguay's 22! He draws in the final defender before offloading to Allen who gets over for his second try under the posts!
Uruguay are put under huge pressure at a scrum on their 10-metre line, but Alejandro Nieto does well to regather at the back of the back-pedalling set-piece before going to ground.
PENALTY, URUGUAY, BERCHESI. 14-9. Berchesi adds his third penalty after Jake Ball is pinged for a high tackle on Rodrigo Silva.
Wales lose possession close to the halfway line and Santiago Gibernau boots the ball ahead! He gives chase but Priestland drops back and gathers the ball inside his 22.
CONVERSION, WALES, PRIESTLAND. 14-6. Priestland makes no mistake from the kicking tee to extend Wales' lead.
TRY, WALES, ALLEN! 12-6. Wales attack just outside Uruguay's 22, and Priestland delivers a perfectly-weighted chip kick which Allen gathers before getting over under the uprights!
CONVERSION, WALES, PRIESTLAND. 7-6. Priestland adds the extras and, for the first time, Wales hold the lead.
TRY, WALES, LEE! 5-6. Wales go on the drive from a line-out on Uruguay's five-metre line. Samson Lee is is in possession at the back of the rolling maul and he gets over when he sees the tryline!
Wales are on attack inside Uruguay's half and Scott Baldwin and James King impress with impressive carries. Uruguay's defence soon go offside and Priestland puts the resulting penalty out close to Los Teros' five-metre line.
PENALTY, URUGUAY, BERCHESI. 0-6. Berchesi dusts himself off after a high tackle from Luke Charteris and doubles his teams lead from the kicking tee!
It's all Uruguay at the the moment! They are on the attack, just inside their half, and Agustin Ormaechea launches a box kick but Hallam Amos gathers easily and calls a mark inside his 22.
Cory Allen is pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground, close to the halfway line. Berchesi lines up a shot at goal from about 62 metres out! He gives it a good whack but the ball falls about three metres short of the cross-bar.
PENALTY, URUGUAY, BERCHESI! 0-3. First blood to Uruguay! Berchesi strikes the ball cleanly from the kicking tee, after Williams goes off his feet at a ruck!
After belting out their respective anthems, Felipe Berchesi gets us underway! His kick is gathered by Scott Williams, who offloads to Rhys Priestland. He boots the ball upfield.
Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this Pool A Rugby World Cup clash between Wales and Uruguay from the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. We'll be back soon with team news.
Wales welcome back Scarlets duo Liam Williams and Samson Lee from injury for this fixture. Williams starts at full-back and will form a back-three alongside Alex Cuthbert and Hallam Amos. Cory Allen and Scott Williams make-up the midfield partnership. Rhys Priestland will play in his second Rugby World Cup and starts alongside former regional team-mate Gareth Davies. In the front-row, Lee returns at tighthead and features along with Ospreys duo Paul James and Scott Baldwin. Jake Ball and Luke Charteris pack down in the second-row whilst there is a new look back row with captain Sam Warburton starting at blindside flanker alongside Justin Tipuric and James King at number eight.
Uruguay head coach Pablo Lemoine has named his team which will be captained by lock Santiago Vilaseca. The most experienced player in the starting line-up is hooker Carlos Arboleya, who will be making his 51st test appearance.
This is the first ever meeting between these two sides. Wales need only another 81 points to become the sixth team to crack the 1,000 points barrier at the World Cup. That is their highest total in a game at the Rugby Wold Cup finals, against Namibia (81-7) in New Plymouth four years ago. Los Teros have conceded on average 50 points per match in each of their previous six appearances at two World Cups. All 15 players in Uruguay's starting line-up will be making their World Cup debut with another possible eight debutants coming off the bench. Wales boss Warren Gatland will equal a record with his third World Cup participation as a head coach. He will join Graham Henry, Eddie O'Sullivan and John Kirwan having coached Ireland in 1999 and Wales in 2011 and now 2015. This game will feature the squads that are both tallest and heaviest at this World Cup (Wales) and the smallest and lightest (Uruguay). Wales' current squad averages 1.89m in height and 107kg in weight, whilst the Uruguayans are the only squad at the tournament which is on average lighter than 100kg. Their squad averages 1.82m in height and 96kg in weight.
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