Uruguay v Chile: Americas Rugby Championship Preview

Uruguay v Chile: Americas Rugby Championship Preview

Doug Coil

The Americas Rugby Championship concludes on March 4. Uruguay will host Chile at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo with the kick-off at 3.10pm local time, 1:10pm ET. With a win, Uruguay will finish in third place, while Chile is seeking it’s first win in the 2017 ARC.

Uruguay has stayed with what has been working and have made very few changes.Santiago Arata was injured against Canada, so Guillermo Lijtenstein will start at scrumhalf and Lucas Durán  will be a reserve for both halfback positions.

In the forwards their are two changes with Diego Magno at lock and with Rodolfo Garese at flanker.


Bernard Charreyre has made seven changes to his squad that lost to the USA last week. Chile are still seeking their first win in the 2017 Championship, but will need to do this on the road.

Claudio Zamorano and Benjamín Soto return from their suspensions at loosehead prop and No.7., respectively. Cristóbal Niedmann is at blindside flank. Lucas Bordigoni may make his first appearance of the ARC as a reserve.

In the backs, Juan Pablo Larenas recalled at scrumhalf. Ricardo Sifri and José Ignacio Larenas are the centers, while Mauricio Urrutia gains his first ARC start at wing. Rodrigo Fernández also returns at fullback.

Chile v Uruguay: 1 Claudio Zamorano, 2 Manuel Gurruchaga (capt.), 3 José Tomás Munita, 4 Mario Mayol, 5 Nikola Bursic, 6 Cristóbal Niedmann, 7 Anton Petrowitsch, 8 Benjamín Soto, 9 Juan Pablo Larenas, 10 Francisco González Moller, 11 Tomás Ianiszewski, 12 Ricardo Sifri, 13 José Ignacio Larenas, 14 Mauricio Urrutia, 15 Rodrigo Fernánde 16 Rodrigo Moya, 17 Vittorio Lastra, 18 Lucas Bordigoni, 19 Manuel Dagnino, 20 Arturo Seeman, 21 Sergio Bascuñan, 22 Jorge Castillo, 23 Martín Fernández

Uruguay v Chile: 1 Mateo Sanguinetti, 2 Martín Espiga, 3 Juan Echeverría, 4 Ignacio Dotti, 5 Diego Magno, 6 Juan Manuel Gaminara (capt.), 7 Rodolfo Garese, 8 Alejandro Nieto, 9 Guillermo Lijtenstein, 10 Germán Albanell, 11 Nicolás Freitas, 12 Andrés Vilaseca, 13 Juan Manuel Cat, 14 Leandro Leivas, 15 Rodrigo Silva 16 Facundo Gattas, 17 Matías Benítez, 18 Mario Sagario, 19 Diego Ayala, 20 Gonzalo Soto, 21 Lucas Durán, 22 Gastón Mieres, 23 Juan de Freitas

Uruguay – Americas Rugby Championship

v. USA– L20-6 – Feb. 4
v. Argentina XV – L 36-15-Feb 11
v. Brazil – W25-12 -Feb. 18
v. Canada – W17-13
v. Chile – Saturday, March 3, Estadio Charrua

Chile – Americas Rugby Championship

v. Brazil– L17-3
v. Canada– L 36-15
v. Argentina XV –L45-10
v. USA– L57-9
v. Uruguay – Saturday, March 3, Estadio Charrua

2017 Americas Rugby Championship Standings (through 4 rounds):

  • Argentina – 19 points
  • USA – 19 points
  • Uruguay – 9 points
  • Canada – 7 points
  • Brazil – 4 points
  • Chile – 0 points




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