Rugby World Cup 2019: Georgia grind out ugly win over Uruguay

Georgia have brought Uruguay back to earth, scoring five tries in a 33-7 bonus-point victory in their Rugby World Cup pool clash in Japan.

Uruguay's victory over Fiji on Wednesday was the first minor upset of the tournament, but 'Los Teros' were unable to reproduce enough of that sparkling running rugby on Sunday in Kumagaya.

Winger Alexander Todua scored Georgia's first try and centre Giorgi Kveseladze their last, but other than that, forward muscle prevailed, with No.8 Otari Giorgadze, prop Levan Chilachava and hooker Jaba Bregvadze also crossing.

Centre Andres Vilaseca scored Uruguay's only try before halftime and they lost replacement Facundo Gattas to a red card for a shoulder charge three minutes from time.

Georgia recorded their first win of the tournament, after an opening loss to Wales.

Georgia 33 (Alexander Todua, Otari Giorgadze, Levan Chilachava, Jaba Bregvadze & Giorgi Kveseladze tries; Tedo Abzhandadze four conversions) Uruguay 7 (Andres Vilaseca tries; Felipe Berchsei conversion)

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Reuters 

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