Meneses mixes it up again as Uruguay look to bow out in style

Los Teros know another shock victory is unlikely against Wales but search for winning formula continues with nine changes.

TOKYO, 11 Oct - Uruguay have made nine changes for the match against Wales in Kumamoto as they look to go out of Rugby World Cup 2019 on a high.

Coach Esteban Meneses has again changed his whole back row, reverting to a more experienced combination in front of Santiago Arata, pictured, who comes in for Agustin Ormaechea at scrum-half. Number eight Manuel Diana, who scored Los Teros' only try against Australia on Saturday, drops to the bench.

"We want to have a good game against what we already know is a very difficult opponent, regardless of which players line up for Wales," said 23-year-old Arata. "We want to leave Japan with our heads held high."

Centre Andres Vilaseca and Juan Manuel Gaminara, who returns as captain after appearing as a replacement against the Wallabies, are among five starters who also lined up against Wales at RWC 2015. Both will be making a record eighth World Cup appearance for Uruguay.


1. Mateo Sanguinetti
2. German Kessler
3. Diego Arbelo
4. Ignacio Dotti
5. Manuel Leindekar
6. Juan Manuel Gaminara
7. Santiago Civetta
8. Alejandro Nieto
9. Santiago Arata
10. Felipe Berchesi
11. Nicolas Freitas
12. Andres Vilaseca
13. Juan Manuel Cat
14. Leandro Leivas
15. Gaston Mieres

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