Georgian muscle brings Uruguay down to earth in Kumagaya

Georgian muscle brings Uruguay down to earth in Kumagaya

Written by Reuters

30 Sep, 2019 | 2:24 pm

Reuters: Georgia brought Uruguay back down to earth with a bump when they ran in five tries for a 33-7 bonus point victory in the Rugby World Cup Pool D clash at a sun-bathed Kumagaya Rugby Stadium on Sunday.

Uruguay’s victory over Fiji on Wednesday was the first upset of the tournament but Los Teros were unable to reproduce enough of the sparkling running rugby that earned them that win against the physical Georgians.

Winger Alexander Todua scored Georgia’s first try and centre Giorgi Kveseladze their last but other than that it was forward muscle with number eight Otari Giorgadze, prop Levan Chilachava, hooker Jaba Bregvadze also crossing.

Centre Andres Vilaseca scored Uruguay’s only try before the break and they lost replacement Facundo Gattas to a red card for a shoulder charge three minutes from time as Georgia got their first win of the tournament after an opening loss to Wales.

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