A sporadic qualifier for the World Cup, Uruguay played in their second tournament in a row in 2019
Uruguay Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
How They Qualified
Ranked as the highest South American side excluding Argentina, Uruguay qualified for the 2019 tournament after beating Canada in a two-match play-off. The aggregate score was 70-60.
Captain Juan Manuel Gaminara is all energy in a small frame and leads by example from the back row. Fellow forwards Alejandro Nieto and Diego Magno are experienced lieutenants, and keep an eye on exciting scrum-half Santiago Arata.
The Coach – Esteban Meneses
Argentine coach Esteban Meneses joined in 2016. Recommended by ex-Pumas coach Daniel Hourcade, he has coached some top clubs in Argentina.
With a squad of largely home-based players, Uruguay can be overwhelmed as they have little experience of playing Tier One nations. But they showed their potential – and heart – in beating Fiji in their opening match as well as causing Australia and Wales problems for large periods.
Uruguay Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
- Saturday 7 September: Uruguay 24-35 Argentina XV
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-ups
Uruguay Rugby World Cup Group
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Groups
Uruguay Rugby World Cup Fixtures
- Wed 25 Sep Fiji 27-30 Uruguay (Kamaishi) Match report
- Sun 29 Sep Georgia 33-7 Uruguay (Kumagaya) Match Report
- Sat 5 Oct Australia 45-10 Uruguay (Oita) Match report
- Sun 13 Oct Wales 35-13 Uruguay (Kumamoto) Match Report
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Uruguay Rugby World Cup Squad
Uruguay have named their Rugby World Cup squad below;
Juan Pedro Rombys
Juan Manuel Gaminara
Juan Diego Ormaechea
Juan Manuel Cat
Agustín Della Corte
Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Fixtures
Previous World Cup Results and Record
Uruguay’s Rugby World Cup Record: P15 W3 D0 L12
- 1999 Pool stages
- 2003 Pool stages
- 2015 Pool stages
- 2019 Pool stages
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