Friday, June 8, 2012

IRB NATIONS CUP TEST RUGBY: Big test for Uruguay

Uruguay v Romania in Bucharest (IRB Nations Cup)

Venue: Arch of Triumph Stadium


Uruguay has just finished coming runner up to Argentina in the CONSUR A South American rugby championship. Their recent wins were 27-26 over Chile, a hard-fought 27-15 win over Brazil, and a loss 5-40 against Argentina

Uruguay narrowly defeated Chile to take second place
at the 2012 CONSUR A Championship>
Image thanks to Photo Press Consur

Romania will again field a side that is not their strongest. They regard this tournament seriously but also as a time to blood new players.

In the past these two sides have fought close encounters. I expect the same Friday.

Previous Encounters
27.11.2010 Romania 39-12 in Bucharest (WCQ Repechage, Final 2nd leg)
13.11.2010 Drawn 21-21 in Montevideo (WCQ Repechage, Final 1st leg)
12.06.2009 Romania 17-11 in Bucharest (IRB Nations Cup)
11.06.2008 Romania 10-6 in Bucharest (IRB Nations Cup)

Uruguay Last Five
26.05.2012 v Brazil W 27-15 in Santiago (CONSUR A)
23.05.2012 v Chile W 27-26 in Santiago (CONSUR A)
20.05.2012 v Argentina L 5-40 in Santiago (CONSUR A)
19.11.2011 v Spain L 13-16 in Madrid (Friendly)
13.11.2011 v Portugal W 16-9 in Lisbon (Friendly)

Romania Last Five
31.05.2012 v Ukraine W 71-0 in Bucharest (ENC 1A)
17.03.2012 v Spain L 12-13 in Madrid (ENC 1A)
10.03.2012 v Georgia L 13-19 in Bucharest (ENC 1A)
25.02.2012 v Russia W 25-0 in Sochi (ENC 1A)
04.02.2012 v Portugal W 15-7 in Bucharest (ENC 1A)

GWC Rugby Rankings
World Table-Romania 21st, Uruguay 23rd

IRB Ranking Points
Romania 63.81, Uruguay 61.68

Prediction: Romania by 8 points




15   Jerónimo Etcheverry Verona, Italy
14   Leandro Leivas  Old Christians
13   Santiago Gibernau Cajasol Ciencias, Spain
12   Alberto Roman  Pucarú-Stade Galuois
11   Francisco Bulanti  Trebol
10   Felipe Berchesi  Carrasco Polo
9   Agustín Ormaechea  Carrasco Polo
8   Juan Diego Ormaechea  Carrasco Polo
7   Fernando Bascou Pucarú-Stade Galuois
6   Diego Magno  Montevideo Cricket Club
5   Diego Bascou Pucarú-Stade Galuois
4   Cristofer Soares de Lima Montevideo Cricket Club
3   Mario Sagario  Santboiana, Spain
2   Nicolás Klappenbach  Champagnat
1   Alejo Corral  San Isidro Club, Argentina
16   Nicolás Klappenbach  Champagnat
17   Mario Sagario  Santboiana, Spain
18   Diego Magno  Montevideo Cricket Club
19   Cristofer Soares de Lima Montevideo Cricket Club
20   Juan Diego Ormaechea  Carrasco Polo
21   Matias Arocena  Old Christians
22   Gaston Mieres  Lobos
    HEAD COACH: Pablo Lemoine 



Team yet to be announced

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