- England set for South American assignment in final RWC match
- Find out which Uruguayans to look out for
Stuart Lancaster and his England side head to the North to face Uruguay on Saturday, under the knowledge they will not reach the knockout stages of their home Rugby World Cup.
Here are some of South American names to look out for during this weekend’s final match for the host nation.
Where else to start than with the captain and leader in the forwards? This hard-hitting lock has accumulated 36 caps for his country and is at his first Rugby World Cup.
The 31 year-old made his debut seven years ago and is renowned for power and physical presence. Throughout his three games in this tournament he made a staggering 38 tackles with a success-rate of 95 per cent.
It might not be so simple for England to dominate the tight exchanges this Saturday.
Mieres, the Teros’ most experienced back, has been solid at full back for the Uruguayans throughout the competition.
His ability under the high ball and offloading game make him hard to pressurise and the lightweight Uruguayan has been an important link in his team’s defensive organisation.
A haul of 40 caps for the Teros could be influential during Saturday’s clash with England as Mieres seeks his first Rugby World Cup try.
The veteran hooker is one of the most experienced players in the Teros squad.
Though he has only made one Rugby World Cup appearance thus far, inevitable squad rotation following Tuesday evening’s defeat to Fiji puts him in a strong position to feature heavily.
Klappenbach’s 47 appearences for Uruguay have been accompanied by two tries. Given the match against England would likely be his final one in an international jersey, Saturday could get emotional.
The 24 year-old fly half has impressed the tournament with his fast distribution and leadership on the pitch.
Berchesi started against Wales and Australia but was rested for their most recent match against Fiji, which suggests the Teros are going all out for their final match of the competition against the hosts.
Berchesi plays his club rugby in Italy and his 12 points throughout the Rugby World Cup makes him Uruguay’s top point-scorer. He’ll hope to boost his tally this weekend.
This 22 year-old is one of the youngest players in the squad but is also one of the few players to feature in every minute of the tournament.
The utility back has been playing on the wing showcasing his fast feet and deceptive pace, but his defence has been the most impressive.
He has made 17 tackles, only missing one on the monstrous Nemani Nadolo, which is understandable. The young flyer is set to become a Teros great.