Your RWC15 guide to Wallabies v Uruguay


* This will be first clash between the two nations

* World Cup record:

Australia: 34 wins, 8 losses

Uruguay: 2 wins, 6 losses

* Best World Cup finish:

Australia: Champions (1991, 1999)

Uruguay: One pool win (1999, 2003)

* World ranking:

Australia: 2

Uruguay: 19

* Recent form:

Australia: 28-13 win over Fiji; 47-10 win over the USA; 41-13 loss to New Zealand

Uruguay: 54-9 loss to Wales; 40-0 loss to Japan; 30-8 loss to Japan

* Key players:

Australia: Quade Cooper gets his chance to shine, having been given the starting No.10 jersey where he can press his claims for a bigger role later in the World Cup. The mercurial talent will be tasked with getting the Wallabies’ dynamic backline to spark

Uruguay: Halfback Agustin Ormaechea is a former rugby sevens star who will be dangerous with ball in hand, sniping around the ruck. His father Diego is considered Uruguay’s greatest player

* Teams:


Kurtley Beale, Joe Tomane, Henry Speight, Matt Toomua, Drew Mitchell, Quade Cooper, Nick Phipps, Wycliff Palu, Sean McMahon, Ben McCalman, Will Skelton, Dean Mumm (capt), Toby Smith, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Scott Sio. Res: Stephen Moore, Sekope Kepu, Greg Holmes, Rob Simmons, Kane Douglas, Will Genia, Bernard Foley, Tevita Kuridrani


Gaston Mieres, Leandro Leivas, Joaquin Prada, Andres Vilaseca, Rodrigo Silva, Felipe Barchesi, Agustin Ormaechea, Juan Manuel Gaminara, Matias Beer, Juan de Freitas, Franco Lamanna, Sanitago Vilaseca (capt), Mario Sagario, German Kessler, Mateo Sanguinetti. Res: Nicolas Klappenbach, Oscar Duran, Carlos Arboleya, Alejandro Nieto, Diego Magno, Fernando Bascou, Alejo Duran, Alberto Roman

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