Determined Wales fends off Uruguay, moves on to quarterfinals

Rugby Oct 13, 2019

Determined Wales fends off Uruguay, moves on to quarterfinals

A scrappy Wales was made to work hard for victory against Uruguay but prevailed with a bonus point 35-13 win on Sunday to top Pool D and set up a quarterfinal with three-time finalist France. Wales clung to an eight-point lead with seven minutes left ...

Welsh defense keen to show improvement against Uruguay

Rugby Oct 12, 2019

Welsh defense keen to show improvement against Uruguay

Stopping attacks is Shaun Edwards' pride and joy. So the Wales defense coach was aghast at the number of missed tackles against Fiji: 32. "Then I thought to myself, 'Who did we miss those tackles on?' " Edwards said on Saturday. "I looked, and there were 16 ...

Australia overwhelms Uruguay after slow start

Rugby Oct 5, 2019

Australia overwhelms Uruguay after slow start

Two-time world champion Australia overcame a sloppy start to crush Uruguay 45-10 on Saturday, forging toward the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals with some exhilarating running rugby despite its problems with high tackles resurfacing at Oita Stadium. Wrecking ball center Tevita Kuridrani and Dane Haylett-Petty each ...

Georgia outmuscles Uruguay in Pool D rout

Rugby Sep 29, 2019

Georgia outmuscles Uruguay in Pool D rout

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Los Teros pulled off a historic upset of Fiji in their opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Doing it again in their second game, however, proved to be too daunting of a task, especially with a short turnaround. Georgia scored five tries as ...

Uruguay in unfamiliar territory chasing back-to-back wins

Rugby Sep 27, 2019

Uruguay in unfamiliar territory chasing back-to-back wins

Juan Manuel Gaminara had the Uruguay flag draped over his shoulders and struggled to hold back tears as he described how proud he was of his team in its upset Rugby World Cup win over Fiji. His Uruguayan team will have had three days to ...

Fiji plans to pause briefly, then turn it on against Uruguay

Rugby Sep 23, 2019

Fiji plans to pause briefly, then turn it on against Uruguay

The Fijian players will pause in silence before their Rugby World Cup game against Uruguay to commemorate those who died in the 2011 tsunami that devastated the region. Then the plan is to run relentlessly for 80 minutes and put on a show at the ...