Uruguay made sure to savor its victory over Namibia on Wednesday, as it was well aware the opportunity to add another Rugby World Cup success might not come any time soon.

The South Americans made the most of Namibia's poor discipline to stage a second-half comeback and prevail 36-26 to avoid finishing last in Pool A.

With New Zealand and France also in the group, Uruguay was aiming to beat Italy and Namibia, and although it lost 38-17 to the Azzurri, it was mission accomplished against the African side, which leaves the World Cup without a victory.