2015 World Cup Preview: Uruguay

By Matt Findlay Uruguay has no Rugby World Cup (RWC) experience in its squad, none whatsoever. There is no survivors among the current group from the 1999 or 2003 tournaments and of course, the South Americans failed to qualify in either 2007 or 2011. Despite having no RWC experience, the Uruguayans do have several players with a number of international caps, at the very least. Santiago Vilaseca, 30, will lead the squad, has 32 caps dating back to 2008 and is one of 26 domestic-based players named by head coach Pablo Lemoine, along with four who play professionally in Europe - Felipe Berchesi, Agustin Ormaechea, Mario Sagario andGaston Mieres, while prop Alejo Corral is with SIC in Argentina. Diego Magno made his Los Teros debut the same year as Vilaseca, but is now the most experienced player Uruguayan player with 48 caps, across a 31-man squad which boasts just a combined 812 international appearances. Pooled with Australia, England, Wales and Fiji, Uruguay faces the toughest task of
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