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They players are out for the national anthems. Kick off is moments away.
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On a weekend where a super typhoon has caused three matches to be called off it is refreshing to see blue skies, minimal wind and perfect conditions for this match.
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Uruguay caused one of the greatest World Cup shocks with victory over Fiji a couple of weeks ago but there is unlikely to be a repeat against Wales.
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Wales have made 13 changes to their starting line-up as they look to rest players after a bruising encounter with Fiji mid-week. It shouldn't affect a Welsh victory who are set to top Pool D.
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Uruguay Subs: 16. Guillermo Pujadas, 17. Juan Echeverria, 18. Juan Pedro Rombys, 19. Diego Magno, 20. Manuel Diana, 21. Agustin Ormaechea, 22. Tomas Inciarte, 23. Rodrigo Silva
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Uruguay Starting Line-up: 15. Gaston Mieres, 14. Leandro Leivas, 13. Juan Manuel Cat, 12. Andres Vilaseca, 11. Nicolas Freitas, 10. Felipe Berchesi, 9. Santiago Arata, 8. Alejandro Nieto, 7. Santiago Civetta, 6. Juan Manuel Gaminara, 5. Manuel Leindekar, 4. Ignacio Dotti, 3. Diego Arbelo, 2. German Kessler, 1. Mateo Sanguinetti
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Wales Subs: 16. Elliot Dee, 17. Rhys Carre, 18. Wyn Jones, 19. Jake Ball, 20. Ross Moriarty, 21. James Davies, 22. Tomos Williams, 23. Gareth Davies
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Wales Starting Line-up: 15. Leigh Halfpenny, 14. Josh Adams, 13. Owen Watkin, 12. Hadleigh Parkes, 11. Hallam Amos, 10. Rhys Patchell, 9. Aled Davies, 8. Aaron Wainwright, 7. Justin Tipuric (c), 6. Aaron Shingler, 5. Adam Beard, 4. Bradley Davies, 3. Dillon Lewis, 2. Ryan Elias, 1. Nicky Smith
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup fixture between Wales and Uruguay at the Kumamoto Stadium.
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KICK OFF! 0-0. We are underway in Kumamoto! Rhys Patchell starts proceedings off and Uruguay collect and clear with a box kick.
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Bradley Davies makes a break down the left-hand touchline but knocks it on in an attempt to offload. First scrum of the match.
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Some sevens rugby by Wales as they throw the ball from side to side. Wainwright unfortunately drops the ball as Shingler offloads two meters from the try-line. How he didn't score only he'll know.
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Another knock-on by Wales. This time it is Halfpenny who lets his team down. Very little structure from Wales which is clearly infuriating Gatland in the coaches box.
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NO TRY! Shingler was in touch before grounding the ball. They go back to the penalty and Wales have a line-out on the 5m line.
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Quick hands by Wales as the break down the blindside and Shingler goes over in the corner. They are checking with the TMO.
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Another penalty to Wales but this time they go for a scrum on the Uruguay 5m line.
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Uruguay are on an official warning now. They can't afford to lose a player. Wales have another scrum, this time beneath the posts on the 5m line.
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TRY! WALES! SMITH! 5-0. Not a pretty try but Nicky Smith drives over after around 6 phases on the Uruguay line.
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CONVERSION! HALFPENNY! 7-0. Simple conversion for the fullback from just to the right of the posts.
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Superb play from Uruguay and a long pass finds space in the outside channel but Gardner calls it forward. They were under advantage so they will kick at goal.
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PENALTY! URUGUAY! BERCHESI! 7-3. Berchesi slots it from around 35 meters out, straight in front.
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Amos scores but it is once again called back for a forward pass. It looked very close, as did Uruguay's a few minutes ago.
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Amos makes a comedy of errors as Uruguay kick downfield. Amos tries to control it with his foot, touches it but it rolls back into the 22. He then kicks it directly into touch after being told he carried it back.
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After a bright open 10 minutes it is safe to say that Wales have been terrible. In perfect conditions they have struggled to control the ball and continue to make very uncharacteristic errors.
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Wales eventually put some phases together but great defensive work by Civetta allows Uruguay to win a penalty for Wales holding on.
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PENALTY! URUGUAY! BERCHESI! 7-6. Berchesi makes it a one point game just before the break. What a performance this is turning out to be.
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HALF TIME! 7-6. Wales lead by a solitary point at the break, I think it is safe to say that Gatland will be ripping into a few players at the break. It is a much-changed side for Wales but they are far better than this. That said, Uruguay have been incredible on defence.
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KICK OFF! 7-6. The second half is underway. Everyone expects Wales to pull away in the second half but for now it is a one point game.
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Wales win a penalty on the Uruguayan 10m line, straight in front. Wales decide to kick at goal but Halfpenny hits the post! Clearly the Welsh are rattled.
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Wales play with pace and keep the ball alive but again give away a penalty 10 meters from the line. Uruguay clear towards halfway.
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TRY! WALES! ADAMS! 12-6. It is phase after phase again for Wales and this time the long pass out-wide is perfect. Adams dots down untouched.
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CONVERSION! HALFPENNY! 14-6. Brilliant kick by Halfpenny 2 meters from left-hand touch.
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Wales are speeding the game up now and Uruguay are clearly tiring. If the Welsh are accurate they can still turn this into a very convincing win.
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Uruguay are putting in some massive hits on defence which is forcing Wales into errors.
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Amos scores again but again it is called back for a forward pass. Correctly so. Halfpenny is not happy with his teammates.
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Parkes drops a simple pass again. He has not had a very good outing today. Uruguay scrum on their own 22.
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Wales have made a ridiculous amount of handling errors today. Most of the match has taken place in the Uruguayan half but Wales have managed only two tries.
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YELLOW CARD! Civetta has been carded for slowing the Welsh ball down.
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TRY! PENALTY TRY! 21-6. A man down and Uruguay cannot defend the maul legally. Correct decision, Gardner has had a good game.
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Uruguay attack brilliantly with a chip kick but they are caught from behind. Wales however give a penalty away and the South Americans have a line-out 5 meters out.
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TRY! URUGUAY! KESSLER! 21-11. Kessler dives over from close range to give them their first try. What a performance this has been.
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CONVERSION! BERCHESI! 21-13. The conversion is good and we're back to an 8-point game.
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TRY! WALES! G. DAVIES! 26-13. Wales hit straight back as Halfpenny makes good break. It is quick ball and Uruguay are disorganised which allows Davies far too much space.
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CONVERSION! HALFPENNY! 28-13. Another good conversion from Halfpenny.
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Wales have become the biggest comedy in Japan. Amos is through after more good work by Halfpenny but he goes for the big dive in the corner and loses the ball before scoring. It must be said, the dive was not necessary.
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FULL TIME! 35-13. Wales win but Uruguay get all the credit. Massive defensive display from the South Americans while Wales made error after error. A couple of late tries added some gloss to a very poor performance.
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CONVERSION! HALFPENNY! 35-13. Simple conversion for Halfpenny.
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TRY! WALES! G. DAVIES! 33-13. Both sides go for it in the final stages but Wales win a penalty just inside opposition half. Davies goes quick and runs it in beneath the posts.
Wales
Uruguay
5
Tries
1
16' Nicky Smith
48' Josh Adams
65' Penalty Try
73' Tomos Williams
80' Gareth Davies
70' German Kessler
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Conversions
1
17' Leigh Halfpenny
49' Leigh Halfpenny
74' Leigh Halfpenny
80' Leigh Halfpenny
71' Felipe Berchesi
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Penalties
2
21' Felipe Berchesi
38' Felipe Berchesi
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
1
64' Santiago Civetta
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Red Cards
0
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Squad
15
Nicky Smith
Ryan Elias
Dillon Lewis
Bradley Davies
Adam Beard
Aaron Shingler
Justin Tipuric
Aaron Wainwright
Aled Davies
Rhys Patchell
Hallam Amos
Hadleigh Parkes
Owen Watkin
Josh Adams
Leigh Halfpenny
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Mateo Sanguinetti
German Kessler
Diego Arbelo Garcia
Ignacio Dotti
Manuel Leindekar
Juan Gaminara
Santiago Civetta
Alejandro Nieto
Santiago Arata
Felipe Berchesi
Nicolas Freitas
Andres Vilaseca
Juan Manuel Cat
Leandro Leivas
Gaston Mieres
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Reserves
8
Elliot Dee
Rhys Carre
Wyn Jones
Jake Ball
Ross Moriarty
James Davies
Tomos Williams
Gareth Davies
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17
18
19
20
21
22
23
Guillermo Pujadas
Juan Echeverria
Juan Rombys
Diego Magno
Manuel Diana
Agustín Ormaechea
Tomas Inciarte
Rodrigo Silva