The Uruguay team appeared relaxed ahead of their match with Fiji. Photo: BBC
After suffering the biggest defeat so far of any team at the Rugby World Cup, Uruguay might be forgiven for feeling despondent.
But that is not how this group of largely of amateur players is recovering from the 65-3 drubbing inflicted upon them by Australia in Group A.
Facing Fiji on Wednesday morning (Tuesday UK time), the team is confident it has got a chance of winning.
INAC will this time supply Los Teros
Uruguay’s national rugby team Los Teros which is participating in World Cup in Englandhave been provided with Uruguay’s world-class prime beef supplied by the National Meat Institute of Uruguay, INAC.
INAC has a long established policy of supporting Uruguay’s national football teams with prime beef, and this time has decided to make that support extensive to Los Teros, which is the only amateur team participating at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The Los Teros prepare for the match against Fiji tomorrow morning. Photo: Northampton Chronicle
Moulton College has welcomed the Uruguay national rugby team as it acts as a team base during the Rugby World Cup.
Los Teros squad of 31 players and 18 staff arrived at the Northampton-based College ahead of their third pool match against Fiji tomorrow (October 6 UK time) at MK Stadium. The team will be making use of the rugby pitch, swimming pool, sports therapy centre, cryotherapy chamber and free weights gym during their nine days at Moulton.
The rugby pitches at Moulton College have undergone intense preparation for the Uruguayan team through extensive fertilisation and scarification with overseeding taking place in May with ten bags of seed. They have also been top dressed with 116 tonnes of sand and mowed twice a week, ensuring they meet England Rugby’s stringent requirements.
Fiji’s scrum has been impressive throughout their Rugby World Cup matches. Photo: WalesOnline
Suva tighthead prop Leeroy Atalifo has been named to start for the Flying Fijians to replace Manasa Saulo against Uruguay in their last Pool A clash on Wednesday morning at Milton Keynes in England.
The Fiji Warriors prop has been in the fringes of national selection for several years and his hard work and discipline will see him partner Campese Ma’afu to start in this important match for the Fijian side.
Fiji skipper Akapusi Qera, we’re ready for England. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images
Did the Rugby World Cup pool of death just get deadlier?
While ranked ninth in the world, Fiji have barely mentioned as a prospect of being among the top two teams who can escape the depths of Pool A.
Then they routed Canada 48-17 in London on Sunday (NZT Monday), a win that should have the likes of Australia, England and Wales looking sideways at the men from the islands.