Rugby World Cup 2019: Australia v Uruguay - Live updates

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Fulltime: Australia  45 - 10  Uruguay

Australia 45 (Dane Haylett-Petty 2, Tevita Kuridrani 2, Will Genia, Jordan Petaia, James Slipper tries;  Christian Leali'ifano 5 conversions) Uruguay 10 (Manuel Diana try; Felipe Berchesi conversion and a penalty)

Check out the highlights above and the game wrap here.

Wrap: Australia were really good at times but their handling was poor. Uruguay were gutsy and derserved their try after Ben Skeen robbed them of another at the end of the 1st half.  

80+1mins - That'll be it as Pocock losses the ball forward over the touchline. 

79mins - Lineout on halfway for the Wallabies as the gong goes. 

77mins - Try Uruguay: 19 phases! Great defence from the Wallabies .. but the Uruguay eventually break the wall. One off and ugly but well deserved ... eventually the impressive No.8 Diana scores. Berchesi adds the two. Aus 45-10.

74mins - Great defence Wallabies ... 16 phases for Uruguay .... kept it tight but they couldn't break the green wall. Held up over the line. Scrum 5m. 

71mins - Penalty Uruguay midway 22 and halfway. Berchesi finds touch and it's a 5m lineout. 

68mins - Try Australia: Wallabies on the attack - 30m out ..... Genia snipes then kicks from the ruck and Haylett-Petty collects and scores in the corner. Great vision from the No.9/21. Not converted. Aus 45-3.

66mins - Wallabies breakout through Ashley Cooper down the right ... Genia shifts left to Toomua with the cross kick for Latu but he can't regather. Scrum Uruguay on halfway. 

65mins - Lineout 5m for Uruguay after winning a midfield penalty but the throw is not straight. Chance blown. 

64mins - Backline move from Uruguay is poor .... kick from Vilaseca is even worse and out on the full. Lineout on halfway for the Wallabies. 

63mins - Scrum for Uruguay on halfway. 

59mins - Try Australia: Kuridrani looking for three tries as he busts throug in midfield but the cover rolls him in the tackle and he is held up. Scrum Australia.
Dempsey off the back of the scrum ... Genia to Slipper at first phase and he crashes over for a first test try in 98 games. Lealiifano adds the two. Aus 40-3.

58mins - High tackle in the midfield by Inciarte and the Wallabies kick for touch. Lineout 5m. 

57mins - More ball for the Walllabies but this time hands will let them down .... Genia knocks on from the base of the ruck. 

55mins - Great play Wallabies. Counter attack ball ... they shift quickly to the right and Ashley Cooper gets to the outside of his marker and is away .... 30m run bumping off defenders ... he offloads to Beale but the cover is there to bundle him into touch on the 22.

53mins - Try Australia: Dempsey with a bust out wide ... shakes off three tacklers ...  runs a good 20m ..... inside ball to genia who is just come on and he will race away to score. Lealiifano with a lovely kick from out wide adds the extras. Aus 33-3.

52mins - Wallabies smash Uruguay at scrum time but they do welll to clear through Berchesi.

51mins - Wallabies attacking with intent ... keeping in up front. White shifts to the right and Kuridrani fends off Vilaseca with disdain ... he finds Tupou but he losses the ball in contact. Scrum .. defensive one ... for Uruguay. 

48mins - Dempsey with a bust from the kick off ... runs a good 40m but can't find Ashley Cooper on his outside shoulder. Through six phases but a knock on in midfield off an Uruguayan hand and the Wallabies have an attacking scrum. 

46mins - Try Australia: Geat set play. Off the top ball from the lineout ... White to Lealiifano who double pumps and puts Kuridrani through a huge hole ... he races away 30m to score in the tackle of Silva for a double. Lealiifano adds the extras. Aus 26-3.

45mins - Free kick Uruguay and Berchesi finds touch on halfway.

43mins - Wallabies attack through eight phases ... Tupou the 'Tongan Thor' making heavy in roads ... he busts a tackle in midfield but fullback Silva with a desperate tackle forces the ball free and Uruguay have a scrum 5m. 

41mins - Lineout midway halfway and 22 for Uruguay. Adam Ashley Cooper and Taniela Tumpu on for Jordan Petaia and Folau Fainga'a. 

Second-half: Players and officials make their way back out. Berchesi gets us underway for the second spell. 

Halftime wrap: Wallabies played 20mins with just 14 but scores two tries in that period. Uruguay very game and looking to play attacking rugby .... the Wallabies look good with the ball in hand but making too many mistakes. Back soon. 

40+2: Uruguay through 11 phases and looking good but Inciarte knocks the ball on in contact ... Australia shift looking to breakout but Petaia's hands let him down and that'll be halftime. 

38mins - Wallabies attack but Haylett-Petty's pass to Coleman finds the grass ... Uruguay counter to the 10m line. Berchesi kicks and Inciarte has pounced on the loose ball ... he beats Alaalatoa and Fainga'a and races away to score! 
Oh no - Ben Skeen ... the world's worst TMO has found a fairly debatable offside call against No.8 Diana.  What a dick move to take away that moment. 

37mins - Scrum just inside the Uruguay half for the Wallabies.

36mins - Turnover for Australia and beale kicks ... finds touch midway halfway and 22 Uruguay territory. 

35mins - Poor throw from Fainga'a and Uruguay recover. good yards from Kessler and referee pings Coleman for being off his feet at the ruck. Lineout on halfway for the South Americans. 

33mins - Australia breakout through Beale and Petaia ... Uruguay offside and the Wallabies will kick for touch. Lineout 5m. 

31mins - Try Australia: Great rugby from the Wallabies - they look so good with ball in hand. Through five phases and Australia come left witgh running ball ... Beale holds the ball in front and draws a defender .. he finds Petaia who beats two ... inside ball to Kuridrani and he runs away to score from the 22. Lealiifano misses the kick from a handy angle. Aus 19-3.

29mins - Great defence Wallabies. Uruguay atttack through six phases but No.8 Diana dies with the ball and is pinged for holding on. 

28mins - Yellow card Lukhan Salakaia-Loto: Another high tacke and another bad one. Could have been red potentially but he gets yellow. Uruguay lineout 5m. 

27mins - Lineout 5m for Uruguay. Beale should have been yellow carded for that tackle IMO. 

26mins - Dempsey drops the kick off. Scrum Uruguay but they turn it over on phase two .... Beale kicks and Uruguay counter through Silva and Freitas and they are making good metres. Beale saves a try but the tackle is high and Uruguay have a penalty on the 22. 

24mins - Try Australia: It's a try for Jordan Petaia on debut. Great phase play from the Wallabies and very patient too. White fakes right and then throws the inside ball to Petaia who beats two and dives over by the posts. Converted. Aus 14-3.

22mins - Huge scrum against six men from the underdogs and they get the turnover. Berchesi clears to halfway. 

21mins -Scrum is a mess but White clears. Wallabies through five phases but the fringe defence is excellent. Simmons goes to ground and the Uruguayans are asking for a penalty but the referee says scrum Australia. Contentious.

19mins - Big scrum from the Wallabies but it screws and the referee says reset. 

18mins - Wallabies making yards at will. Fourth phase and Hooper hits a gap off Toomua and he will go close. Referee looks and will go upstairs. Held up says the TMO and it's a scrum 5m for Australia. 

17mins - Wallabies have a penalty to relieve pressure. Uruguay over ambitious at te ruck. Lineout on the Uruguay 22. 

14mins - Haylett-Petty takes in a high ball .... White shifts to the left from the ruck but Vilaseca almost grabs the intercept and would have scored if he had. His hands let him down and the Wallabies have a defensive scrum on their own 22. 

13mins - Yellow card Adam Coleman: Uruguay have a penalty for a high shot on Rodrigo Silva .... and Coleman will march for 10mins. It was a fair call and Coleman's initial contact was around the neck. 

11mins - Penalty goal Uruguay: Scrum move from the South Americans almost leads to a Vilaseca try, but he's just short and loses the ball forward. Referee was playing advantahe for a high shot from Michael Hooper and they will take an easy three from Berchesi. Aus 7-3.

9mins - Nice little lineout drive from the South Americans but the ball is unplayable .... referee calls ruck and Uruguay have the scrum feed. 

8mins - Uruguay regather the kick off .... and they look goof as Freitas makes a little break ... playing under advantage and they get the penalty. Berchesi kicks for touch and finds it 5m out. 

5mins - Try Australia: The Wallabies hot on attack .... playing under advantage as Kuridrani goes super close. White shifts to the right and there is an overlap ... through the hands and Beale finds Haylett-Petty who scores untouched in the corner. Lealiifano adds the extras from out wide with a sweet strike. Aus 7-0.

3mins - Scrum penalty for Australia and Toomua kicks for touch and finds it 5m out. 

2mins - Lock Lamanna knocks the ball on at the lineout - scrum Australia. 

1min - Australia onto the attack early. 10m out, through six phases but Toomua is pinged for holding on at the tackle and clear for a lineout on their own 10m line. 

Kick-off - Christian Lealiifano gets us underway .... one phase from Uruguay and Berchesi finds touch just outside the 10m line. 

6:13pm - Anthem time in Oita - Uruguay first.

6:05pm - Late scratching for the Wallabies - James O'Conner out with a thigh injury .... replaced by Samu Karevi. 


Kia ora and welcome to live updates of Australia and Uruguay from Oita, Japan.

The Wallabies can confirm their spot in the quarter-finals with a victory over the plucky South Americans.

Commentary will be available from 6:15pm.

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

Rugby World Cup 2019: Australia v Uruguay - Live updates

Referee: Mathieu Raynal

Assistant: Jerome Garces and Karl Dickson

TAB betting odds: Australia [no odds given] Uruguay - $51.00

Line ups:

Australia: 1-James Slipper, 2-Folau Fainga'a, 3-Allan Alaalatoa, 4-Rob Simmons, 5-Adam Coleman, 6-Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 7-Michael Hooper, 8-Jack Dempsey, 9-Nic White, 10-Christian Lealiifano, 11-Jordan Petaia, 12-Matt Toomua, 13-Tevita Kuridrani, 14-Dane Haylett-Petty, 15-Kurtley Beale

Reserves: 16-Jordan Uelese, 17-Sekope Kepu, 18-Taniela Tupou, 19-Rory Arnold, 20-David Pocock, 21-Will Genia, 22-Samu Kerevi, 23-Adam Ashley-Cooper

Uruguay: 1-Juan Echeverria, 2-German Kessler, 3-Diego Arbelo, 4-Franco Lamanna, 5-Manuel Leindekar, 6-Manuel Ardao, 7-Juan Ormaechea, 9-Manuel Diana, 9-Augustin Ormaechea, 10-Felipe Berchesi, Nicolas Freitas, 12-Andres Vilaseca, 13-Tomas Inciarte, 14-Federico Favaro, 15-Rodrigo Silva

Reserves: 16-Guillermo Pujadas, 17-Joaquin Jaunsolo, 18-Juan Pedro Rombys, 19-Ignacio Dotti, 20-Juan Manuel Gaminara, 21-Santiago Arata, 22-Felipe Etcheverry, 23-Agustin Della Corte  

Pre-match banter:  Brodie Retallick to return from injury against Namibia

Giant All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick will make his comeback from a horror shoulder injury in the Rugby World Cup pool match against Namibia on Sunday.

The veteran second-rower has been named in a makeshift New Zealand line-up to face the lowest-ranked team at the Japan tournament.

Retallick has been on ice, since he suffered the injury against South Africa on July 27, after some initial fears he may miss the World Cup altogether.

"It's great to have Brodie back," says coach Steve Hansen. "There's been some great work done by not only Brodie himself, but also by the medical team.

"Obviously, Brodie is very excited to be in a position to pull the jersey back on."

The other major feature of the line-up sees both specialist first-fives Richie Mo'unga and Beauden Barrett rested, with utility Jordie Barrett handed the No.10 jersey.

Three halfbacks have also been included - Aaron Smith will start at No.9, with TJ Perenara also likely to see time at the pivot.

"Jordie can play multiple positions in the backline and we're confident that he'll handle the responsibility well," says Hansen. "He has all the skillsets required and we're looking forward to seeing him play there."

Other aspects of the team to face Namibia:

  • Captain Kieran Read earns a rest, with Sam Whitelock leading the side from lock.
  • Ardie Savea, who has started at blindside flanker for most of the season, will move the back of the scrum, filling Read's No.8 jersey. 
  • Jack Goodhue will continue his comeback from a hamstring injury, starting in the midfield alongside Anton Lienert-Brown.