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18:15  25 september  2019
18:15  25 september  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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# RWC 2019 . Upcoming. Wales WAL WORLD RANKING Pool D. TOKYO, 23 Sep - Fiji coach John McKee (NZL) has named his team for the Pool D match against Uruguay at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, 25 September.

Former Argentina scrum-half and now World Rugby senior suit Agustin Pichot is on the telly, talking about how the town of Kamaishi The experienced Felipe Berchesi - who plays his rugby at Dax in France - starts at fly-half for Uruguay , while the all heart and small frame captain Gaminera is at seven.

a crowd of people watching a football ball: Juan Manuel Cat scored for Uruguay against Fiji © Getty Images Juan Manuel Cat scored for Uruguay against Fiji

Uruguay's shock 30-27 win over Fiji at the Rugby World Cup was a triumph four years in the making, according to head coach Esteban Meneses.

First-half tries from Santiago Arata, Manuel Diana and Juan Manuel Cat set up a stunning victory in Kamaishi, with Felipe Berchesi's unerring boot adding 15 points.

It meant a first World Cup win in 16 years for the South American side and Meneses was in no doubt over the gravity of his team's accomplishment.

"Yes, without a doubt, we shocked the world," he told reporters.

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"To me that is [the result of] what we started four years ago, to win a World Cup game against a rival of the first level."

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KAMAISHI, 23 Sep – Fiji coach John McKee hopes his team’s Pool D match clash against Uruguay will mark a defining moment in Kamaishi’s recovery In July, hosts Japan defeated Fiji at the Memorial Stadium during the Pacific Nations Cup . McKee’s men have also played Uruguay within the past year

Georgia are up next for Uruguay and Meneses wants to see his men build on the Fiji victory and give further evidence of the steady improvement he has looked to foster away from the public gaze.

"Uruguay needs matches like this one against Fiji and the next one with Georgia. We need those matches to progress," he said.

"To me, shocking the world is to be able to translate the job we have been doing the last four years against rivals of this dimension."

Meneses added: "It means [this victory against Fiji] is the confirmation of a job that we have been doing since four years ago.

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# RWC 2019 . Upcoming. Wales WAL WORLD RANKING Pool D. Kick off (your time). Fiji coach John McKee (NZL) has named his team for the Pool D match against Uruguay at Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, 25 September.

16 mins. uruguay are absolutely flying into the tackles here, and Fiji look a little shaken by their intensity. So frustrating for their coach as their aggression in defence had done the hard work there and then threw Fiji sing along with contained passion before the Uruguay lads give it the full beans.

"This process is the continuation of the previous one, when Uruguay participated in the World Cup in 2015.

"We have been working seriously and accomplishing goals. Today it was a big step for us. We got this result as consequence of our game."

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