World ranking: 19th
Qualification: Second in Americas
Best result: Pool stage
TAB odds: $501
Chances: Another Americas team that won't send fear through their opponents, although this pool at least provides a chance to gauge themselves against upsettable teams.
If they can snag a win against Fiji or Georgia (as they did in 2003), that would be a great result for the South Americans.
Juan Manuel Cat
Comfortable at either 10 or 13, Cat is a fine footballer, but Felipe Berchesi is a very capable first-five, which means outside centre might be Cat's home for the tournament. The 23-year-old is a creator with both hands and feet, and will have an attacking impact.
Forwards: Facundo Gattas, Joaquín Jaunsolo, Mateo Sanguinetti, Germán Kessler, Guillermo Pujadas, Diego Arbelo, Juan Echeverría, Juan Pedro Rombys, Ignacio Dotti, Manuel Leindekar, Diego Magno, Franco Lamana, Manuel Ardao, Santiago Civetta, Manuel Diana, Juan Manuel Gaminara (capitán), Juan Diego Ormaechea, Alejandro Nieto
Backs: Agustín Ormaechea, Santiago Arata, Felipe Berchesi, Felipe Etcheverry, Juan Manuel Cat, Santiago Vilaseca, Agustín Della Corte, Tomás Inciarte, Federico Favaro, Nicolás Freitas, Leandro Leivas, Gastón Mieres, Rodrigo Silva.
Pool draw (NZT)
Fiji v Uruguay, Kamaishi City, 5:15pm
Georgia v Uruguay, Kumagaya City, 6:15pm
Australia v Uruguay, Oita Prefecture, 6:15pm
Wales v Uruguay, Kumamoto City, 9:15pm