Rugby World Cup minnows Uruguay and Namibia clash in Lyon on Wednesday in their own personal "final," where the winner takes home the glory and the loser faces four years of frustration.

Plunked into a tough Pool A with three-time champion New Zealand, host France and Tier 1 Italy, this match always presented the most realistic hopes for both sides to win a game at the tournament.

And even more so for a Namibia side playing in its seventh World Cup that still searching for a first victory after 25 defeats in as many matches.