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Summary

  1. Pool A FT: Wales 54-9 Uruguay
  2. Wales lose Liam Williams & Cory Allen to injury
  3. Lee, Allen 3, Amos, G Davies 2, Tipuric tries for Wales
  4. Felipe Berchesi 3 pens for Uruguay
  5. BBC Radio Wales/BBC Radio Cymru/5 live sports extra in 'Live Coverage'

Live Reporting

By Aimee Lewis

All times stated are UK

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New Zealand v Argentina set to start

Wales and Uruguay's players have disappeared from the pitch so it's time to direct you to our match report.

And there's another match to focus on as favourites New Zealand take on Argentina at a jam-packed Wembley. 

Over 80,000 have turned out to watch the All Blacks and the Pumas in what is being billed as the biggest crowd in Rugby World Cup history. 

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Wales 54-9 Uruguay

#Job done #Wal v #Uru but it was tough & the boys will know they've been in a game. More injuries & #Eng next up. #Easy! #RWC2015 #bbcrugby

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Wales 54-9 Uruguay

Uruguay performed with guts and grit against the Welsh and Felipe Berchesi’s nine points was a joint record haul for any Uruguay player in a Rugby World Cup match. You'd expect them to tire as the tournament progresses, but they proved their worth during that 80 minutes. 

Felipe Berchesi
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Wales 54-9 Uruguay

Rhys Priestland won't be expecting to start against England next weekend but he was, nevertheless, successful with seven of eight conversion attempts. 

Rhys Priestland
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Wales 54-9 Uruguay

Rob Jones

Former Wales and Lions scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"The game was won well, Hal Amos played well and is pushing for next weekend. The biggest concern is the injuries, but it is a case of job done and we move on.

"Next week (against England) will have no resemblance to this afternoon." 

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Wales 54-9 Uruguay

Liam Williams, Corry Allen, Paul James, Dan Lydiate... all names onto the Wales injury list. There's chat in some quarters that a dead leg could keep Williams out for a few weeks, but we won't know for certain until Warren Gatland has his say. 

Wales 54-9 Uruguay

What have we learned from that match? Well, Wales' Hallam Amos becomes the fifth man in this tournament to have gained more than 100 metres.

The top six so far...

  1. Mike Brown (England) 191 metres
  2. Rob Kearney (Ireland) 148
  3. DTH Van Der Merwe (Canada) 141
  4. Scott Spedding (France) 106
  5. Hallam Amos (Wales) 101
  6. Jared Payne (Ireland) 97

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Scoreboard
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Rhys Priestland's conversion brings the match to an end. Eight tries for Wales but many people expected more. Had their handling been better the gap between the two sides might have been bigger. 

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Wales 54-9 Uruguay

Rob Jones

Former Wales and Lions scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Davies has grown in confidence as the game has gone on, you can see it in his body language. He's very sharp and strong on the fringes and he got a well-deserved second."

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Converted try - Davies; Priestland conv

Wales 54-9 Uruguay

One final chance for the Welsh? Uruguay flap in the scrum, presenting Rhys Priestland with another kick into touch. The catch and drive has been Wales' most effective weapon in this match and so it is again... the forwards do the work and Gareth Davies gets the glory, wriggling over as the forwards folds before the line. Rhys Priestland arrows the conversion between the posts. 

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Wales 47-9 Uruguay

Rob Jones

Former Wales and Lions scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Uruguay have worked their socks off, and there's a lot of tired men out there."

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Lloyd Williams
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Wales 47-9 Uruguay

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

"The New Zealand side would have put 70 to 80 points on Uruguay, no doubt about it.

"It has been disjointed, just when you think Wales will put Uruguay to the sword they for some reason have had no continuity."

Wales 47-9 Uruguay

We're into the final five minutes and Wales rooted in the Uruguay half without homing in on the tryline. Uruguay's defence fighting until the end. 

Hallam Amos
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Wales 47-9 Uruguay

Wales will hope for a couple of more tries before the final whistle, but sloppy hands is stopping the men in red from completing those pre-planned backline moves. 

Dan Lydiate is another to leave the field. It's unclear whether he's injured or just has a gash. The back-rower would be a shoe-in to start against England next weekend but whether he will be available is another matter. 

Wales 47-9 Uruguay

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

"I was expecting 70-80 points from Wales, I thought playing at home the players would be bouncing. It has been a very professional performance from Wales, but not been awe inspiring."

Welsh toddler
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Wales 47-9 Uruguay

Rob Jones

Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Justin Tipuric is an exceptional footballer and athlete, he was in complete control and it was a case of hanging on until he went over the line. 

"The performance has not been as clinical as Wales would have liked, but 47 points is a good effort.

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Justin Tipuric
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Converted try - Tipuric; Priestland conv

Wales 47-9 Uruguay

It's been a familiar pattern: Uruguay not contesting the line-out, Wales' forward rumble on and collapse over the line in a heap. Justin Tipuric grounds the ball this time, though, and Rhys Priestland converts. 

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Wales 40-9 Uruguay

Rob Jones

Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"You'd like to see this Uruguay side get a score with the effort they have put in. They are amateur players but they are still working so hard. They have done exceptionally well, no matter what the final score is. I'm sure their coach will be proud of them."

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Uruguay players
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Wales 40-9 Uruguay

The crowd urging their men forward and they respond... Gareth Davies snapping at the base of the maul... but it's a scrappy period of the match as Uruguay steal possession, turning over ball with Alejo Corral enjoying a 10m dash. Messy. 

Wales 28-9 Uruguay

Cory Allen has had to go off injured but his hat-trick means he at least has the consolation of replacing England's Mike Brown as the tournament's leading try scorer.

Allen is also third on the top points scorers list at this World Cup with 15.

Japan's Ayumu Goromaru is top after he scored 24 points in his side's memorable 34-32 win over South Africa on Saturday, while Frederic Michalak collected 19 points as France gained a routine 32-10 win over Italy at Twickenham.

Wales 40-9 Uruguay

The Cardiff crowd start a Mexican Wave as they wait for the red and blues to form a scrum. Uruguay struggling with that set-piece, penalised for folding and Wales gain acres of territory with a Rhys Priestland touch finder. 

Wales 40-9 Uruguay

Wales counter-attack with Gareth Davies displaying the speed of a sprinter down the left wing, getting a few fans off their seats no doubt. He hopefully passes over his shoulder... a man in red gathers... eventually Lloyd Williams dives over the line, but referee Romain Poite blows his whistle and calls the players back. They must return to the Welsh half because of a forward pass to Davies at the start of the move. No try for Williams.

Gareth Davies
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Wales 40-9 Uruguay

With just under 15 minutes left Wales are controlling possession and territory, with Uruguay rarely threatening the Wales 22. 

Possession
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As Wales's points tally continues to grow apace, so does their injury list. They've surely wrapped this game up, but at what price ahead of bigger challenges to come? Recently retired former England and London Welsh centre Tom May has his say...

#WAL having an absolute nightmare here with injuries. Surely having an effect on confidence & morale. #RWC2015

Wales 40-9 Uruguay

Wales' Cory Allen has limped off the field injured, but he has played his part in this Wales victory. His stats today are: 

Tries: Three

Metres gained: 47

Carries: Six

Clean breaks: One

Passes: Three

Tackles: Three.

Cory Allen
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Wales 40-9 Uruguay

Scott Williams the latest Welsh player to break the gainline, side-stepping one defender before sprinting like a greyhound through the middle. The Scarlet finds Alex Cuthbert superbly but the winger's handling isn't his forte and he fails to gather when the tryline beckons. 

Scott Williams
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Wales 40-9 Uruguay

Rob Jones

Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"All about the power play up front, Davies had a very simple decision to go right and the winger was in two minds. It was very well organised and executed by Wales. The contrast with these two sides has been the set-piece play, and the power and organisation of the Welsh pack."

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Try - Davies

Wales 40-9 Uruguay

That's try number six for Wales. Again, it's a bulldozing surge from the line-out which does the damage and Gareth Davies collects from 3m out and touches down unopposed. Rhys Priestland blooters the conversion, however, dragging his effort wide. 

Rhys Priestland
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Great Britain Paralympic shot-putter and discus thrower Aled Davies is among those Wales supporters showing concern at the mounting injury list.

Are we injury plagued? Or very fragile? 😕 #Wal

Wales 35-9 Uruguay

"Wales! Wales!" cry the Wales faithful as the forwards gain acres, barging through blue-shirted men in their side. Uruguay frequently being punished now such is the pressure they're under. Rhys Priestland with another kick to touch... Dan Lydiate replaces Sam Warburton before the line-out forms. 

Wales 35-9 Uruguay

Poor Gaston Mieres. He's the last line of defence and is gang tackled by men in red, but the Uruguayan does well, sweeping up at the back and holding firm until support arrives. 

Wales 35-9 Uruguay

Bath-bound outside-half Rhys Priestland has made a few mistakes in this match, but five times he has attempted a conversion, five times he has been successful.

Conversions
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Wales 35-9 Uruguay

Rob Jones

Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Cory Allen's played reasonably well, but it's another blow for Wales in terms of depth going in to the England game."

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Replacement - Allen injured

Wales 35-9 Uruguay

Cory Allen is the latest Welsh injury concern. The centre's legs tackled in the tackle and the Cardiff Blues man, the hat-trick man, is gingerly making his way from the field. That doesn't look too good, either. Lloyd Williams takes his place. If you're Welsh fit and healthy and available for the next five weeks it's probably best you give Warren Gatland a call. 

Cory Allen
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Wales 35-9 Uruguay

Uruguay make a rare trip into the Welsh half and for a short period they threaten... Joaquin Prada making a barnstorming run... Wales being made to work harder than they thought they'd have to. 

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Wales 35-9 Uruguay

Rob Jones

Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"Sloppy defence, but Gareth Davies is renowned for this kind of work, he's exceptionally quick. Amos is very sharp, but great to see Davies back to his attacking best from the lineout."

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Gareth Davies
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Wales 35-9 Uruguay

Martyn Williams

Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

"That is what Gareth Davies can do for you, he is so explosive and times the pass well, Hallam Amos has good speed and that was a great support line from the winger."

Try - Amos; Priestland con

Wales 35-9 Uruguay

There's no doubting it - that is a try. Gareth Davies, snipping and snapping, cutting loose and sets Hallam Amos free for his first try of the match. Under the posts the winger strolls and Rhys Priestland doesn't miss conversions from in front of the uprights. Simple but effective. 

Hallam Amos
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No try

Wales's forwards surge forward from the line-out and from the side Justin Tipuric emerges with the ball but he looses possession as he grounds the ball, a uruguay defender just getting a hand to it, and that's another error from the men in red. 

Justin Tipuric
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Wales 28-9 Uruguay

Rob Jones

Former Wales scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

"You have to be clinical, but Rhys Priestland has made two basic mistakes since half-time. He'll be disappointed - and so will Warren Gatland."

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