Uruguay World Cup Rugby betting preview
Uruguay are among the biggest outsiders in the Rugby World Cup 2019 at $5001, while they are rated $1001 to win Pool D.
And realistically there is no chance of either of those outcomes, with Los Teros simply aiming to add to their previous two wins at World Cups.
Their best chance will come in their second group match against tough Europeans Georgia.
They did beat Georgia 24-12 in the 2003 World Cup in Sydney but a lot has changed since then, with Georgia improving markedly. It would be a major upset for Los Teros to beat Georgia these days and our team at the World Gambling List gives them no hope against Fiji, Australia or Wales.
But the beauty of these 20-team World Cups is that emerging rugby nations get the chance to compete on the world stage and Uruguay have earned their spot the hard way.
Where Uruguay will finish in the 2019 Rugby World Cup
WGL prediction: eliminated in group stage They have won two of 11 matches at the World Cup, with the wins coming in 1999 and 2003 against Spain and Georgia. They are no chance of emerging from a tough group here.
Previous best World Cup result: Pool stage in 1999, 2003, 2015
Uruguay’s Rugby World Cup draw
Match 10: Fiji v Uruguay, Wednesday, Sep 25, Pool D, Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium
Match 16: Georgia v Uruguay, Sunday, Sep 29, Pool D, Kumagaya Rugby Stadium
Match 24: Australia v Uruguay, Saturday, Oct 5, Pool D, Oita Stadium
Match 39: Wales v Uruguay, Sunday, Oct 13, Pool D, Kumamoto Stadium
Uruguay’s record against Pool D rivals
Australia: Played 1: won 0, lost 1. Points for: 3, Points against: 65
Wales: Played 1: won 0, lost 1. Points for: 9, Points against: 54
Fiji: Played 3: won 0, lost 3. Points for: 46, Points against: 154
Georgia: Played 5: won 2, lost 3. Points for: 72, Points against: 85
Uruguay’s recent results
February 2: Uruguay 20 d Canada 17, Americas Rugby Championship, Montevideo, Uruguay
February 8: Uruguay 20 d Chile 5, Americas Rugby Championship, Montevideo, Uruguay
March 2: Uruguay 32 d USA 25, Americas Rugby Championship, Seattle, USA
March 9: Uruguay 42 d Brazil 20, Americas Rugby Championship, Montevideo, Uruguay
June 4: Uruguay 48 d Russia 26, Nations Cup, Montevideo, Uruguay
June 9: Namibia 30 d Uruguay 28, Nations Cup, Montevideo, Uruguay
June 22: Spain 41 d Uruguay 21, Spain tour, Montevideo, Uruguay
Uruguay squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup
Coach: Esteban Meneses
Forwards: Facundo Gattas, Joaquin Jaunsolo, Mateo Sanguinetti, German Kessler, Guillermo Pujadas, Diego Arbelo, Juan Echeverria, Juan Pedro Rombys, Ignacio Dotti, Manuel Leindekar, Diego Magno, Franco Lamana, Manuel Ardao, Santiago Civetta, Manuel Diana, Juan Manuel Gaminara, Juan Diego Ormaechea, Alejandro Nieto.
Backs: Agusti Ormaechea, Santiago Arata, Felipe Berchesi, Felipe Etcheverry, Juan Manuel Cat, Santiago Vilaseca, Agustín Della Corte, Toma Inciarte, Federico Favaro, Nicolas Freitas, Leandro Leivas, Gaston Mieres, Rodrigo Silva.
Leading try-scorer prediction for Uruguay
Santiago Arata: The exciting halfback has shown a real knack for finding his way over the line. He won’t need many to top the charts for Uruguay.
Uruguay predictions – can they crack a win?
Not this time. As mentioned their best chance is against Georgia but we feel as though the Europeans have moved to another level from the semi-pro South Americans. Coach Esteban Meneses has modest ambitions for this World Cup and they will be doing well to contain the likes of Australia, Wales and Fiji to under 50 points or so.
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