2023 Rugby World Cup match 2 preview

Namibia in action against Italy. Photo: World Rugby.

RUGBY WORLD CUP | Live scoring: Uruguay v Namibia

Keep track of the live scoring as Rugby World Cup pool action resumes with a match between Uruguay and Namibia on Wednesday.

2023 Rugby World Cup match 2 preview

Namibia in action against Italy. Photo: World Rugby.

Namibia make their final appearance of Rugby World Cup 2023 at the OL Stadium on Wednesday, still looking for the overdue win to end their tournament losing streak.

It has been a far-from easy tournament for the Welwitschias. They have scored just 11 points in their three matches to date – against Italy, New Zealand, and France – and conceded 219. But they will want to make a statement on their farewell to fans and rivals here in France.

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For their last outing, head coach Allister Coetzee has made seven personnel changes to his starting XV from their last game against France, with four in the forward pack and three in the back-line. Johan Coetzee and Gerswin Mouton will be the only two players to have started all four matches, while Tjiuee Uanivi will captain the side for a fifth time.

In their way, Uruguay, who have caused problems for both France and Italy in their two matches to date, pushing the former all the way in Lille, and even leading 17-7 at half-time against the latter.

Coach Esteban Meneses has made four changes to his starting XV from that 38-17 loss against the Azzurri. Diego Arbelo replaces Ignacio Peculo in the front-row, Carlos Deus comes in for Manuel Diana in the back-row and Bautista Basso replaces Gaston Mieres on the right wing, while Felipe Arcos Perez will make his Rugby World Cup debut, replacing Tomas Inciarte in midfield.

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FIXTURE: Uruguay v Namibia

GROUND: OL Stadium, Lyon (58,883)

KICK-OFF: 17:45 local time (GMT+2)



URUGUAY Baltazar Amaya; Bautista Basso, Felipe Arcos Perez, Andres Vilaseca (captain), Nicolas Freitas; Felipe Etcheverry, Santiago Arata; Mateo Sanguinetti, German Kessler, Diego Arbelo; Felipe Aliaga, Manuel Leindekar; Manuel Ardao, Santiago Civetta, Carlos Deus

Replacements: Guillermo Pujadas, Facundo Gattas, Reinaldo Piussi, Juan Manuel Rodríguez, Eric Dosantos, Agustin Ormaechea, Felipe Berchesi, Juan Manuel Alonso

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NAMIBIA Cliven Loubser; Gerswin Mouton, Alcino Izaacs, Danco Burger, JC Greyling; Tiaan Swanepoel, Damian Stevens; Jason Benade, Torsten Van Jaarsveld, Johan Coetzee; Adriaan Ludick, Tiaan De Klerk; Prince Gaoseb, Tjiuee Uanivi (captain), Richard Hardwick

Replacements: Louis van der Westhuizen, Desiderius Sethie, Haitembu Shifuka, PJ Van Lill, Max Katjijeko, Adriaan Booysen, Jacques Theron, Andre van der Bergh

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