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Suva in somber mood

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Uruguay players and fans celebrate after defeating Fiji 27-30 at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium on Wednesday. Photo: World Rugby

The mood in the city of Suva this morning was somber with the grey clouds and rain confirming the feeling of failure and mourning after the Flying Fijians shock 27-30 loss to Uruguay at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium two days ago.

Gone were most of the blue flags which fluttered from over 50 percent of cars heading for work on Wednesday morning.

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Fiji needs two bonus points wins (with a whiff of a chance) to advance

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Flanker Peceli Yato attacks for Fiji in their first pool match against Australia last Saturday. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji needs a miracle to advance to the playoffs of the Rugby World Cup after the shock 27-30 loss to Uruguay yesterday at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium.

With the two points gained; one from the four tries scored and the other point by losing by less the seven points; Fiji needs to see the results from the seeded teams; Australia and especially Wales to falter with no bonus points to advance.

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Next match needs veterans, youth

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Alifereti Veitokani lines up a shot for the Flying Fijians. Photo: Getty Images

The 23-member team to face Uruguay need to have a balance of experience and youth to make sure Fiji notches a bonus points win yet have a fresh squad to face Georgia next Thursday.

The Flying Fijians have a few players who did not play against Australia who could be named in the starting 15 for the Los Teros at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium at Kamaishi on the northern area of Honshu.

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Murimurivalu hails McKee’s influence

Fiji's fullback Kini Murimurivalu goes over for the try against Uruguay at the mkStadium in Milton Keynes, England. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji’s fullback Kini Murimurivalu goes over for the try against Uruguay at the mkStadium in Milton Keynes, England. Photo: World Rugby

Full-back Kini Murimurivalu, in speaking to Sports Mole, has praised the contribution that John McKee has made to Fijian rugby.

New Zealand-born McKee took charge of Fiji last year and has since guided the team to glory in the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, as well as having received plaudits for the style in which his side have played at the Rugby World Cup.

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Fiji win scrap with 14-man Uruguay

Nemani Nadolo attacks for Fiji against Uruguay in the Pool A match at mk Stadium in Milton Keynes, England. Photo: World Rugby

Nemani Nadolo attacks for Fiji against Uruguay in their Pool A match at mk Stadium in Milton Keynes, England. Photo: World Rugby

Fiji ended their Rugby World Cup campaign on a high with a 47-15 win over 14-man Uruguay in Milton Keynes on Tuesday.

John McKee’s men were determined to end the tournament on a positive note after coming in with such high hopes, and did so by scoring seven tries, including two penalty tries stemming from their dominant scrum.

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Fiji fancy chances of first win

Fiji has a good chance to pick up bonus point win against Uruguay. Photo: Planet Rugby

Fiji has a good chance to pick up a bonus point win against Uruguay. Photo: Planet Rugby

Fiji will fancy their chances of picking up their first win of Rugby World Cup 2015 in tomorrow morning’s (Tuesday UK time) clash with Uruguay in Milton Keynes.

Fiji and Uruguay have met each other on one occasion in which they both awarded caps, a 1999 Test match in L’Aquila, Italy which Fiji won 39-24.

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Uruguay beefs up for Fiji match

The Uruguay team appeared relaxed ahead of their match with Fiji. Photo: BBC

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.

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After Welsh grit, Gatland was scathing of draws

Wales coach Warren Gatland watches his team play Fiji last Friday. Photo: WalesOnline

Wales coach Warren Gatland watches his team play Fiji last Friday. Photo: WalesOnline

After surviving what he called the “group of hell,” Wales coach Warren Gatland was scathing of a Rugby World Cup draw that was based on rankings three years ago and resulted in his team ending up in Pool A with two-time champion Australia, 2003 winner England, and Fiji, a team that easily could have contended for the quarterfinals.

England’s back-to-back losses to Wales and Australia meant a host team became the first to miss out on the quarterfinals. Gatland, a New Zealander, was stuck between a rock and a hard place while watching the game at Twickenham on Saturday — needing Australia to beat England to ensure the pool would be decided before his Wales team meets the Wallabies next week, which came with the unpalatable concept of being a Kiwi supporting his archrival Aussies in a sporting contest.

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Prime beef for Los Teros during the World Cup

INAC has a long established policy of supporting Uruguay's national football teams with prime beef; this time the support is extensive to Los Teros

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.

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College prepares well for Uruguay

The Los Teros prepare for the match against Fiji tomorrow morning. Photo: Northampton Chronicle

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.

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