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.
O’Connor waiting in the wings for a chance at redemption. Photo: Patrick Hamilton, AFP
Yes, I know that James O’Connor has been a prat. An official at the ARU who had to deal with him all the time told me that O’Connor was the worst of the Three Amigos – O’Connor, Kurtley Beale and Quade Cooper.
He would encourage and lead his mates into trouble and then, somehow, slide away unscathed, while the other two copped the blame and the punishments.
Samu Kerevi has been impressive last season for the Reds. Photo: Skysports
The Reds are launching a recruitment drive in Fiji as they scout for talent in an attempt to rebound from 2014’s disappointing Super Rugby season.
Operations manager and former Wallaby scrum-half Sam Cordingley, was on Saturday at the local league semi-final between Nadroga and Suva.
Cordingley revealed he was working on returning the Reds to the top after a dismal recent campaign and that Fiji was a good place to start.