Rugby World Cup Lineups: Australia v Uruguay

September 25, 2015

Rugby World Cup Lineups: Australia v Uruguay


Doug Coil

September 27, 2015

Australia v Uruguay, Pool A, Villa Park, Birmingham, Kickoff 12:00 – 7am ET

Referee: Pascal Gauzere; Assistant Referee: Jaco Peyper, Marius Mitrea; TV Match Official: Graham Hughes

Australia makes 14 changes from their win over Fiji. This is the most changes that the Wallabies have ever made in successive Rugby World Cup matches. “Dean Mumm will captain the Wallabies for the first time in his test career and becomes first New Zealand-born player to skipper Australia in a test in the professional era.” (RWC)

Uruguay made five changes to the starting line-up that lost to Wales. German Kessler (21) the youngest player to represent Uruguay in a RWC match, makes his first ever start in a World Cup match. Leandro Leivas makes his RWC debut, and Nicolás Klappenbach, Diego Magno, Fernando Bascou and Alberto Román will all be replacements.

Australia Ranked 2nd: HC Michael Cheika Starters: 1. Scott Sio 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau 3. Toby Smith 4. Dean Mumm (c) 5. Will Skelton 6. Ben McCalman
7. Sean McMahon 8. Wycliff Palu 9. Nick Phipps 10. Quade Cooper 11. Drew Mitchell 12. Matt Toomua 13. Henry Speight 14. Joe Tomane 15. Kurtley Beale Replacements: 16. Stephen Moore (H) 17. Sekope Kepu (P) 18. Greg Holmes (P) 19. Kane Douglas (L) 20. Rob Simmons (L) 21. Will Genia (SH) 22. Bernard Foley (FH) 23. Tevita Kuridrani (C)

Uruguay Ranked 19th: HC Pablo Lemoine Starters: 1. Mateo Sanguinetti 2. German Kessler 3. Mario Sagario 4. Santiago Vilaseca (c) 5. Franco Lamanna 6. Juan De Freitas 7. Matias Beer 8. Juan Manuel Gaminara 9. Agustin Ormaechea 10. FelipeBerchesi 11. Rodrigo Silva 12. Andres Vilaseca 13. Joaquin Prada 14. Leandro Leivas 15. Gaston Mieres Replacements: 16. Nicolas Klappenbach (H) 17. Oscar Duran (P) 18. Carlos Arboleya (P) 19. Alejandro Nieto (8) 20. Diego Magno (F) 21. Fernando Bascou (F) 22. Alejo Duran (SH) 23. Alberto Roman (C)


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