Wales far too strong for Uruguay

2015-09-20 18:50
Scott Williams (AP)

Cape Town - Wales easily defeated minnows Uruguay by 54 - 9 in a Pool A clash at the Millennium Stadium. They now are level on points with England after securing a bonus point on the stroke of half-time. They top Pool A however on points difference. 

As it happened: Wales v Uruguay

Although Uruguay started off very well moving into a 6-0 lead, the Welsh soon began to exert their dominance on their less fancied rivals with centre Corey Allen scoring a first-half hat-trick after the first Welsh try had come through tighthead prop, Samson Lee. Flyhalf Rhys Priestland converted all four tries.

Wales went into the break with a 28-9 lead. 

In the second-half the home side continued to dominate. A concern however, will be the injury suffered by hat-trick hero, Cory Allen. He left the field in the 55th minute.

Wales scored a further four tries in the half through Hallam Amos, Justin Tipuric and Gareth Davis, who scored a brace. Rhys Priestland managed to add three conversions. 



Tries: Samson Lee, Cory Allen (4), Hallam Amos, Justin Tipuric, Gareth Davis (2)

Conversions: Rhys Priestland (7)


Penalties: Berchesi (3)



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

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


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

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

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