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Georgia 33-7 Uruguay

Georgia 33 (Jaba Bregvadze, Levan Chilachava, Otar Giorgadze, Giorgi Kveseladze, Sandro Todua tries; Tedo Abzhandadze 4 conversions) Uruguay 7 (Andres Vilaseca try; Felipe Berchesi conversion).

FULLTIME - Uruguay attack with intent but turn the ball over yet again and Gorgodze slams the ball into touch. Check out the highlights above.

79mins - Uruguay off the hook ..... centre Giorgi Kveseladze knocks the ball on 5m out. 

78mins - RED CARD URUGUAY - Facundo Gattas has been marched for a shoulder to the head of the Georgian ball runner. Wayne Barnes did his best to find a reason not to award it, but he had no choice. Fair decision.

77mins - Georga pick 'n goathon ends with a penalty to Uruguay for holding on at the ruck.... they clear and have a lineout just inside their own half. 

74mins - Georgia show more attacking intent ... through 11 phases but eventually get bored with that and cross kick ... too long and winger Freitas claims the mark. 

72mins - Georgia show some ambition and counter attack .... left winger Todua is away down the flank but he losses the ball forward in contact.  Lineout for Georgia midway 22 and halfway in opposition territory. 

71mins - Grubber from Abzhandadze inside the 22 .... winger Silva is there and forces for the 22. 

69mins - Georgia penalty just inside their own half ..... lineout on the 22. 

67mins - Off the scrum, they shift the ball left and Cat knocks it on. 

66mins - Knock on comes from Georgia and Uruguay will have a scrum feed.

65mins - A crossfield kick off the penalty and Zura Dzneladze gathers and goes over, the ref goes upstairs to see if he's grounded the ball, the answer is no - knock on, Uruguay scrum. 

63mins - Game is becoming bowling shoe ugly as the replacements are unleashed. Uruguay have a scrum just outside their 22. 

61mins - Uruguay get through six phases but Dzneladze wins a turnover ... Georgia clear and Uruguay will have a lineout on halfway. 

60mins - Scrum for Uruguay in a good spot ... 22m out from the Georgian line. 

57mins - TRY GEORGIA - Crazy play on the surface by hooker Bregvadze as he chip kicks 30m out ..... Silva is there but the chase is excellent from the No.2 and he wraos him up. Georgia pile in and the ball is available and Georgian centre Giorgi Kveseladze touches down. Abzhandadze adds the extras. Georgia 33-7

56mins - Georgian lineout midway halfway and 22. 

55mins - The Georgian scrum demolishes Uruguay and earns a penalty on halfway. 

54mins - The impressive left winger for Uruguay Rodrigo Silva makes a break in broken play .... attacking now 30m out - they shift to the right but a forward pass from Cat is ruled and Georgia have a scrum.

52mins - TRY GEORGIA - Bonus point try for Georgia. Lineout ball and they drive it from 5m ... to much to handle for Uruguay and hooker Jaba Bregvadze crashes over for his third test try. Converted by Abzhandadze. Georgia 26-7.

50mins - The Georgian backs create space out wide but bomb a try when centre Kveseladze drops the ball with the line open. Referee Barnes was playig advantage and Georgia have a penalty 20m out. Again the opt for the lineout. 5m out. 

49mins - Penalty for Georgia .... Arbello pinged for a maul infringement. Georgia kick for touch and will have a lineout on the 22. 

48mins - Dzneladze knocks the ball on and Uruguay counter ... Berchesi kicks and it's cleaned up by Khamaldze ... penalty Georgia inside their own 22 for a no arms tackle. 

47mins - Scrum for Georgia on their 10m line. 

45mins - Nice box kick from Aprasidze ... Silva colects but is bundled over the touchline on halfway. Lineout Georgia. 

43mins - TRY GEORGIA - Giorgade off the back of the scrum with a powerful carry goes close .... through three phases and try is awarded as prop Levan Chilachave crashes over. Abzhandadze converts from out wide. Georgia 19-7

42mins - Chip kick from Malaguradze finds space ... Silva is cak there but he takes the ball back over his goal line and that is a scrum 5m.

41mins - Deep kick from Khamaladze ... Uruguay clear but only to the 22. 

Second half underway...

HALFTIME - Pretty ugly contest with Georgia dominating at scrum time, but not showing much else. Uruguay are game for this and that try just before the half has them well and truly in it. 

40mins - That's the half - Bregvadze knocks the ball forward in contact. 

39mins - Uruguay under the pump but earn the turnover on their 5m line .... Berchesi kicks and it'll be a Georgian lineout 20m out. 

37mins - Berchesi pushes it just to the right of the posts and it'll be a Georgian 22. 

35mins - Penalty for Uruguay just inside Georgian territory for offside play. Shot from Berchesi from 40m. 

34mins - Lineout for Uruguay on their own 10m line. 

32mins - TRY URUGUAY - Set piece magic! Off the top ball from the lineout to Berchesi, inside ball to Silva who is through ... fullback to beat and he finds Vilaseca on his insdie shoulder and that'll be seven points. Georgia 12-7

29mins - TRY GEORGIA - No.8 Giorgade is over after yet another dominant scrum. Abzhandadze adds the extras from in front. Georgia 12-0

28mins - Georgia on the attack .... keeping it tight in the forwards and they win a penalty. They opt for the scrum 5m. 

25mins - Big gain for Georgia ..... Khamaladze kicks from inside his half which is taken nicely by Mieres at the back but his kick is a shocker. Lineout Georgia on the 22. 

23mins - The Uruguayan defence is holding firm as the force another Georgian mistake just inside Uruguay's half.  

22mins - Scrum on halfway for Georgia ... this game is a hard watch.

21mins - Bit of aeriel ping pong leads to a Georgian lineout on halfway. 

18mins - Plenty of ball for the South Americans and they are strating to make some in-roads .... Berchesi kicks ahead with Silva running it down but Georgian fullback Khamaladze is there to tidy up for the 22. 

16mins - Geogia attack ... through eight phases but Barnes pings Sutiasvilli for sealing off the breakdown just a couple metres out. Uruguay with the touch finder ... lineout just inside their own half. 

14mins - Georgian defence is staunch .... they have a lineout 30m from their line. Barnes has stopped play to look at some potential foul play. It's not too serious ... late tackle from prop Mateo Sanguinetti. Penalty Georgia on theor 10m line. Khmaladze with a great touch finder. Lineout 5m.

11mins - Uruguay under the pump at set piece but they win a penalty just inside their own half. Berchesi clears and finds touch on the Georgian 30m. 

8mins - TRY GEORGIA - Uruguayan scrum falls apart again but this Georgia spin it ..... to skip passes  to the left and winger Alexander Todua scores in the corner. Abzhandadze can't add the extras. Georgia 5-0

6mins - Gerogian scrum is dominating ..... two penalties so far and advantage called again by Barnes. Awards another penalty. 

4mins - Turnover for Georgia and halfback Aprasidze is away through the middle .... cover gets to him. Georgia playing under advantage and referee Barnes eventually awards the penalty. Scrum 5m for Georgia.

3mins - Penalty for Uruguay on their 10m line .... Georgian winger Todua taking Mieres out in the air. Lineout Uruguay midway halfway and tryline.

2mins - Scrum for Uruguay just inside their own half.

1min - Uruguay kick off ... a couple of phases for Georgia and Abzhandagze kicks. 

We're underway...

6:12pm - Teams and officials are out on the park ..... anthem time. A couple of real bangers.

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Kia ora and welcome to live updates of Georgia and Uruguay as they jostle for position in a highly competitive Pool D.

Commentary will be available from 6:15pm.

In the meantime, enjoy the latest from The Cup 19 podcast team below.

Referee: Wayne Barnes 
Assistant: Paul Williams and Alexandre Ruiz 
TAB betting odds: Georgia $1.16 Uruguay - $4.85

Line ups:

Georgia: 1-Guram Gogichashvili, 2-Jaba Bregvadze, 3-Levan Chilachava, 4-Lasha Lomidze, 5-Konstantine Mikautadze, 6-Shalva Sutiasvili, 7-Beka Saginadze, 8-Otari Giorgade, 9-Gela Aprasidze, 10-Tedo Abzhandadze, 11-Alexander Todua, 12-Lasha Malaguradze, 13-Giorgi Kveseladze, 14-Zura Dzneladze, 15-Lasha Khmaladze 

Reserves: 16-Vano Karkadze, 17-Beka Gigashvili, 18-Giorgi Melikdze, 19-Mamuka Gordodze, 20-Beka Gordodze, 21-Vasil Lobzhanidze, 22-Merab Sharikadze, 23-Soso Matiashvili 

Uruguay: 1-Mateo Sanguinetti, 2-German Kessler, 3-Juan Pedro Rombys, 4-Ignacio Dotti, 5-Manuel Leindekar, 6-Juan Manuel Gaminara, 7-Santiago Civetta, 8-Alejandro Nieto, 9-Santiago Arata, 10-Felipe Berchesi, 11-Rodrigo Silva; 12-Andres Vilaseca, 13-Juan Manuel Cat, 14-Nicolas Freitas, 15-Gaston Mieres,

Reserves: 16-Facundo Gattas, 17-Juan Echeverria, 18-Diego Arbello, 19-Diego Magno, 20-Juan Ormaechea, 21-Manuel Ardao, 22-Augustin Ormachea, 23-Leandro Leivas

Pre-match banter: Uruguay chasing back-to-back wins in bid to secure qualification for France

While Uruguay bask in the glory of their stunning Rugby World Cup upset over Fiji, their next goal is to overcome Georgia in their next match on Sunday.

The South American nation produced the first shock of the tournament with a 30-27 victory over Fiji, and face a quick turnaround of just four days before they meet the physical Georgians in Kumagaya.

Uruguay coach Esteban Meneses has made two changes in the forward pack as tight-head prop Juan Pedro Rombys is selected ahead of Diego Arbelo, and Manuel Diana makes way for Alejandro Nieto in the number eight position.

A win for the Uruguay will go a long way to secure automatic qualification for the 2023 tournament in France.

"We have things we need to improve on, such as our defensive scrum and not to miss so many tackles," Meneses told reporters on Friday.

"The real objective [at the World Cup] is the performance. It always has been. Of course, winning as a result of applying what is trained helps make that goal credible."

Uruguay now have an unexpected carrot being dangled in front of them with the tantalising prospect of third place in their pool.

Centre Juan Manuel Cat admits the fixture with Georgia is now like a final, but is also a step closer to meeting two tier-one heavyweights in Australia and Wales.

"The World Cup does not end with Georgia, but it is an important game, and we are going to play like a final," Cat said.

"But there are two more games, and they are not rivals against which we usually play.

"Some of us have never played against big teams before, so what we need to do in this game is maintain our level and, if possible, improve on it."

Reuters

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