Uruguay book World Cup spot

Uruguay secured the last place at the 2015 World Cup when they beat Russia 36-27 in Montevideo on Saturday.

That saw Los Teros win 57-49 on aggregate over the two matches.

After the Russians had won by a solitary point a fortnight earlier in Krasnoyarsk, they extended that lead in the first 40 minutes but the Uruguayans fought back after the break.

Uruguay return to the game’s showpiece event for a third time, having played in 1999 and 2003, and will join Australia, Wales, Fiji and hosts England in Pool A.

Photo: IRB.com

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