Classy Berchesi going for record points-haul against Georgia

Uruguay's fly-half scored 15 points on Wednesday and was named Player of the Match.

TOKYO, 27 Sep – Uruguay fly-half Felipe Berchesi (pictured) was one of only four professional players in Los Teros' World Cup squad at Rugby World Cup 2015.

In Kamiashi on Wednesday, he was Player of the Match after posting 15 points, a Teros record in a single RWC game, as his side stunned Fiji to win 30-27 in Pool D.

Berchesi's tally in Uruguay's third and most prestigious RWC victory leaves the record points-haul by a Uruguay player in a World Cup tournament - Diego Aguirre's 17, in 1999 - well within reach.

Los Teros' Argentinian coach Esteban Meneses makes only two changes to the XV who started against the Pacific Islanders for their match against Georgia on Sunday.

Juan Pedro Rombys replaces Diego Arbelo at tight-head prop, and, in the back row, Manuel Diana, one of the try scorers against Fiji, makes way for number eight Alejandro Nieto.

Ten players in the Uruguay RWC 2019 squad are attached to clubs in North America's new Major League Rugby, and Berchesi is one of three who play in France. 

Uruguay

1. Mateo Sanguinetti
2. German Kessler
3. Juan Pedro Rombys
4. Ignacio Dotti
5. Manuel Leindekar
6. Juan Manuel Gaminara (capt.)
7. Santiago Civetta
8. Alejandro Nieto
9. Santiago Arata
10. Felipe Berchesi
11. Rodrigo Silva
12. Andres Vilaseca
13. Juan Manuel Cat
14. Nicolas Freitas
15. Gaston Mieres

16. Facundo Gattas
17. Juan Echeverria
18. Diego Arbelo
19. Diego Magno
20. Juan Diego Ormaechea
21. Manuel Ardao
22. Agustin Ormaechea
23. Leandro Leivas

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