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
Uruguay are a semi-regular participant in the Rugby World Cup and marked this year’s tournament with a famous win over Fiji – perhaps the greatest day in Uruguay rugby history.
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
Uruguay are in Group D alongside Australia, Wales, Fiji and Georgia.
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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