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Los Telos’ ungrateful debut: Uruguay succumb to France on day two of the Rugby World Cup



Los Telos, the Uruguayan rugby team, were eliminated in their first appearance at the 2023 World Cup after losing a match against hosts France.

of uruguay national team Rugby’s momentum has not defied expectations and the journey began this Thursday. france world cup In this match, which was a loss against the host nation, Los Telos caused more problems for the “XV” of the Roosters than reflected in the match. 27-12 final .

Especially during the first hour of play. Esteban Meneses They not only survived the obvious physical superiority of the French team, but also sometimes dreamed of surprising Lille.

And compared to the team that defeated New Zealand 27-13 on the first day, France’s speed, which introduced 12 changes from its initial formation, foreshadowed a calm victory for the French team.

Uruguay, who had never made it past the group stage in their four World Cup appearances, quickly reacted to this script and took the lead on the scoreboard six minutes into the match, sending the hosts their first warning ( 3 -5) using the test Nicholas Freitas .

However, the physical superiority of the French forward seemed to impose logic once again, and nine minutes later, in the 16th minute, the local team was already winning 13-5. Antoine Hastley And the penalty shot taken by the defender Melvin Jaminet .

The two strikes that did not bring down Los Teros, making use of their numerical superiority due to the yellow card given to Romain Taofifenua, once again caused an uproar in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy Stadium.

After 33 minutes of play, some of the stands went silent. Felipe Hetchberry France’s advantage remained only 3 points (13-10).

However, video footage showed Tomás Inciarte’s illegal block, denying the increasingly powerful Uruguayan team a second try.

Despite going into the break with an eight-point lead (13-5), it was a complete relief for a French team where everything was starting to fail, including the always effective Melvin Jaminet. In the second half, we obviously missed a simple penalty shot.

It didn’t take long for Uruguay to be punished for this mistake, and Uruguay’s try after 54 minutes of play brought them just one point behind Uruguay’s ‘XV’ (13-12). balthazar amaya And as a result, Felipe Echeverry was converted.

But just when that dream seemed to be nearing for the Uruguayans, France conceded another try (20-12) due to a mistake by Echeverry, whose attempted kick hit a teammate and fell into the hands of Pete Mauvaca. Ross won. Telos returned to reality.

This will not be the last test for the French team. The French team scored another goal with seven minutes remaining to make the game decisive. Louis Vier Bierley The final score was 27-12.

The goal cemented France’s place at the top of Group A with a clean sweep, but if there was anyone who took away fond memories from this Thursday’s match, it was the Uruguayan team, even though they lost.

Source: Biobiochile

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