Uruguay set for damage control

2015-09-18 16:39

Cardiff - Uruguay, whose entire squad are at their first World Cup, have named their strongest side and six forwards on the bench for their Pool A opener against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday.

The Teros, playing at their third World Cup after picking up one win in each of their previous two appearances in 1999 and 2003, drew the shortest straw to land in a pool that also contains hosts England, Australia and Fiji.

Expecting a dour battle for his pack as their opponents look to pick up points potentially critical in determining the two qualifiers from the pool, coach Pablo Lemoine stuffed his bench with forwards when he named his team on Friday.

The only backs on the bench are scrumhalf Alejo Duran and wing Francisco Bulanti.



1-Alejo Corral, 2-Carlos Arboleya, 3-Mario Sagario, 4-Santiago Vilaseca (captain), 5-Jorge Zerbino, 6-Juan Manuel Gaminara, 7-Matias Beer, 8-Alejandro Nieto, 9-Agustin Ormaechea, 10-Felipe Berchesi, 11-Rodrigo Silva, 12-Andres Vilaseca, 13-Joaquin Prada, 14-Santiago Gibernau, 15-Gaston Mieres

Replacements: 16-German Kessler, 17-Oscar Duran, 18-Mateo Sanguinetti, 19-Franco Lamanna, 20-Agustin Alonso, 21-Juan De Freitas, 22-Alejo Duran, 23-Francisco Bulanti


1-Paul James, 2-Scott Baldwin,3-Samson Lee, 4-Jake Ball, 5-Luke Charteris, 6-Sam Warburton (captain),7-Justin Tipuric; 8-James King, 9-Gareth Davies, 10-Rhys Priestland, 11-Hallam Amos, 12-Scott Williams, 13-Cory Allen, 14-Alex Cuthbert, 15-Liam Williams.

Replacements: 16-Ken Owens, 17-Aaron Jarvis, 18-Tomas Francis, 19-Dominic Day, 20-Dan Lydiate, 21-Ross Moriarty, 22-Lloyd Williams, 23-Matthew Morgan.

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