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Aimee Lewis

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  1. 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. 

    You can follow live coverage of that match by clicking here. 

  2. Full-time

    Wales 54-9 Uruguay

  3. Full-time

    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
  4. 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
  5. BBC coverage

    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." 

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

  6. Full-time

    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. 

  7. 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
  8. Full-time


    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. 

  9. BBC coverage

    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."

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

  10. 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. 

  11. BBC coverage

    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."

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

    Lloyd Williams
  12. 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."

  13. 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
  14. 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. 

  15. 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
  16. BBC coverage

    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.

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

    Justin Tipuric
  17. 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. 

  18. BBC coverage

    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."

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

    Uruguay players
  19. 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. 

  20. 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.

  21. 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. 

  22. 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
  23. Wales 40-9 Uruguay

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

  24. Get Involved


    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...

  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. BBC coverage

    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."

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

  28. 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
  29. Get Involved


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

  30. 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. 

  31. 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. 

  32. 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.

  33. BBC coverage

    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."

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

  34. 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
  35. 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. 

  36. BBC coverage

    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."

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

    Gareth Davies
  37. 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."

  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. BBC coverage

    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."

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

  41. Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    A double substitution for the men in red, with Ross Morriaty  and Dominic Day replacing James King and Luke Charteris. The new forwards straight into action, helping form a driving maul from a line-out a smidgen outside Uruguay's 22. 

  42. Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    Four tries from Wales in the first half, but how many will they go on to get? 

    Ireland have scored the most in the tournament so far, crossing the line seven times in their 50-7 win over Canada, with England scoring five tries in the opening day 35-11 win against Fiji.

    Wales will score more, but things aren't quite going to plan at the moment - Rhys Priestland missing a touch-finder, a common error from teh outside-half, and then proceeding to lose the ball in the tackle. 

  43. Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    Hallam Amos breaks through from midfield, but he is tackled and caught isolated and those pre-planned moves not quite coming off for the Welsh. 

    Hallam Amos
  44. Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    Rhys Priestland attempts the chip over the Uruguay defence, but the men in blue are alert to the tactic. 

    Wales have an opportunity to go again, though, Jake Ball and Luke Charteris doing the dirty work before giving Priestland the chance to cut the backs loose again... 

  45. Kick-off

    The players are back on the pitch and it's Rhys Priestland who gets the game started again. There's been a change in the Welsh pack, too, with Samson Lee being replaced by Tomas Francis. 

    Wales fans
  46. Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    Uruguay flanker Matias Beer has made the most tackles (7) in the opening 40 minutes, but illustrates that Uruguay have spent the majority of the half under the cosh. 

    Matias Beer
  47. Get Involved


  48. Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    Wales were 6-0 behind inside the opening 10 minutes but dominated from then on, as these statistics show.

  49. Half-time


    It's not always been pretty but so far, so effective from the Welshmen. That injury to Liam Williams could be a big worry, however. 

  50. BBC coverage

    Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain

    From one masterful seven to another...

    "Brilliant play from Justin Tipuric. It was his composure, taking the ball in one hand and passing it to Hallam Amos, who set up Cory Allen."

    Cory Allen
  51. Get Involved


  52. Half-time

    Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    And with that conversion the first half ends. Off the players go. 

  53. BBC coverage

    Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    Rob Jones

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

    "Uruguay needed to regather themselves at half-time but once Wales got the ball in their hands, it was all about a try. Great work from Tipuric, and although we've not seen a huge amount from Allen he's got a hat-trick.

    "It's been a good, professional and disciplined performance from Wales. Uruguay have competed well, but Wales are starting to find thee spaces out wide. It could be a long second 40 minutes for Uruguay."

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

  54. Converted try - Allen; Priestland con

    Wales 28-9 Uruguay

    Uruguay's scrum retreats and James King makes amends by winning the ball... Alex Cuthbert's given a sniff down the right... before Wales switch left... Hallam Amos gains a few meters down the touchline before presenting Cory Allen with another straightforward run to the line. Rhys Priestland cotninues his 100% record with the boot. 

    Cory Allen
  55. Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    James King punished for not binding at the scrum and this is scrappy from the Welshman, gifting Uruguay the ball. There'll be plenty for Warren Gatland to talk about at half-time. 

    Warren Gatland
  56. Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    The crowd groan in unison as they watch another promising Wales move ruined. Cory Allen passing into touch instead of to Alex Cuthbert as the backline attempt to spin it wide. Cuthbert looks skywards, as frustrated as the Millennium Stadium crowd. 

  57. Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    Silly errors stopping Wales' attack from flowing freely. Just when Jake Ball looks to have punctured the Uruguay defensive line, referee Romain Poite blows his whistle for accidental blocking. 

  58. Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    Liam Williams off injured

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    "Liam Williams got walloped again in the leg, he doesn't want to come off but he has had the nod. I agree with that, get him off the field and right for Friday.

    "I totally agree. We saw what happened to Wales' first-choice full-back Leigh Halfpenny, who was ruled out before the tournament by injury.

    "A game like this is tailor-made for Matthew Morgan."

  59. Replacement - Liam Williams off

    Liam Williams shakes his head as he leaves the field. The full-back seems to be suffering with a dead leg which hopefully won't ruin his chances of playing against England, but he does need game time after his recent injury absence. Matthew Morgan is is replacement. 

    Liam Williams
  60. Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    Such is the pressure of having to defend against Wales' giants, Uruguay are frequently straying offside and that gives the Welsh the chance to go for another line-out. The men in blue holding firm, though, and it's another botched attack from the Welsh. 

    Cory Allen
  61. Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams at the Millennium Stadium: "Every time the ball goes dead or there's a break in play Liam Williams is receiving treatment on his leg after that heavy tackle. 

    "This is a major concern for Wales, and the crowd sound anxious."

  62. Get Involved


    A couple of former pros having their say on the television match official, again used plenty at the Millennium Stadium...

  63. Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    Uruguay now having to withstand wave after wave of red-shirted attack. Gareth Davies bamboozles the defence, switching left at the base of the ruck... Rhys Priestland weaves through a couple of defenders but falls short... Forward Wales continue to go, though... 

  64. Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    Adventure from the Welsh, Scott Williams zig-zagging out from his own 22 and offloading to Cory Williams. The volume lifts inside the stadium... 

    But Luke Charteris loses the ball in contact and a promising move is ruined. Paul James has left the field by the way and is replaced by Aaron Jarvis. It looks like the prop needs some ice on an ankle. Oh boy. 

  65. BBC coverage

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    "Simple, just one thing Uruguay hadn't done is miss one on one tackles, but they do there and it leads to a simple two on one for Wales."

    Click the Live Coverage tab at the top of this page for a choice of radio commentaries.

  66. BBC coverage

    Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    Rob Jones

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

    "That's the first time Scott Williams has managed to break through a solid Uruguayan defence, then he puts through a neat short pass for Cory Allen. Scott Williams is certainly finding his feet now."

  67. Try - Allen; Priestland con

    Wales 21-9 Uruguay

    It's quick line-out ball and brilliance from Scott Williams. Regal handling from the centre and a salsa dancer's footwork putting Cory Allen into space and the Cardiff Blue has an easy stroll under the post. Rhys Priestland with an easy-peasy conversion. 

    Cory Allen
  68. Wales 14-9 Uruguay

    Uruguay flanker Juan Manuel Gaminara is punished for a dangerous tackle and Wales are continuing to aim for touch instead of the posts. 

    Rhys Priestland takes his men into the opposition 22, but Wales are making a number of needless errors. Accidental obstruction this time in a would-be maul and Uruguay frustrating Sam Warburton and co. 

  69. Get Involved


    Although they're ahead now, Wales trailed 6-0 early on and this hasn't been all plain sailing - as Great Britain swimmer Jazz Carlin, on her way to a training camp in Arizona, testifies...

  70. Wales 14-9 Uruguay

    Wales have enjoyed slightly more of the possession, but it's closer than many would have predicted. Uruguay's scrum solid in their own half and that sets the men in blue on their way once more. They've yet to truly threaten the Welsh tryline, however. 

    Sam Warburton
  71. BBC coverage

    Wales 14-9 Uruguay

    Rob Jones

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

    "Berchesi has been very solid, his kicking is good, so is his distribution but his defence has been top-drawer."

  72. Wales 14-9 Uruguay

    Four penalties already conceded by Wales, and it has cost them nine points with Felipe Berchesi successful with three out of four attempts.

  73. Penalty - Felipe Berchesi

    Wales 14-9 Uruguay

    Liam Williams hobbling and he waves to the bench. The Scarlet's match could be over and that could potentially be very, very bad news for Wales - they lost first-choice full-back Leigh Halfpenny to injury before the tournament even started.

    Williams remains on the field for now, however. Perhaps it's just a dead leg for the full-back. 

    Meanwhile. Felipe Berchesi has added three more points to Uruguay's score.  

  74. Wales 14-6 Uruguay

    The Welsh forward dominating and the backline licking their lips and perhaps a tad too eager to get ball in hand. Cory Allen spills the ball which sparks a chase back into the Wales 22. Rhys Priestland covers brilliantly, but Uruguay retain possession and come forward again.

  75. Wales 14-6 Uruguay

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    "There is no sweeper in Uruguayan defence, looks like it was something that Wales have worked on that chip before the game.

    "Great skills from Rhys Priestland and well taken by Cory Allen.

    "You saw 7-6 and thought it could be another Japan, but normal service has resumed."

    Wales celebrate
  76. Get Involved


    After a good start, any hopes Uruguay may have had of repeating Japan's heroics yesterday are fast fading...

  77. Try - Allen; Priestland con

    Wales 14-6 Uruguay

    Wales confident and it's Cory Allen who picks up a canny Rhys Priestland kick and bursts through the midfield. He's got Rodrigo Silva dragging him down, but the Cardiff Blues man wriggles over the line and the TMO deems that a try. Another conversion from the outside-half and Wales are finally rolling.   

  78. Post update

    Wales 7-6 Uruguay

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain on BBC Radio Wales

    "Great patience from Wales. The forwards all did their job and eventually they were too powerful.

    "That's great for Samson Lee, after all that time with the physios, to start the World Cup with a try."

  79. BBC coverage

    Wales 7-6 Uruguay

    Rob Jones

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

    "He's delighted, his first game back for a long time - Wales have a lot of hopes pinned on him. That was well-worked by Wales, once the ball got to the back it was all about power. Lee has the perfect stature for a tight-head prop.

    "Wales have so much more power, experience and stability up front once they take control we'll see players like Liam Williams come into their own."

  80. Try - Lee; Priestland con

    Wales 7-6 Uruguay

    Luke Charteris was the go-to man in the line-out and from the resultant maul, which involved backs Scott Williams and Alex Cuthbert, Warren Gatland's men surge forward and it's Samson Lee who is last up from the floor. Rhys Priestland converts. 

    Samson Lee
  81. Wales 0-6 Urugay

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain at the Millenium Stadium

    "Better from Wales with some strong carries, but in fairness to Uruguay they look organised in defence, making their one on one tackles."

    Liam Williams
  82. Wales 0-6 Uruguay

    Uruguay this time penalised, and Rhys Priestland opts for touch. The pack reward the outside-half by collectively bulldozing through a phalanx of blue shirts. Uruguay can only bring the maul down illegally so will go again... Decibels rising inside the stadium...

  83. Wales 0-6 Uruguay

    Wales have conceded four penalties in the first 10 minutes. Undoubtedly, they need to improve their discipline, among other things. 

    Rhys Priestland puts Scott Williams into space, but the Scarlets captain is brought to a standstill by a firm tackle. Wales recycle possession, though... the backline keeping ball in hand and advancing forward. 

  84. Get Involved


    After those two early penalties, some words of advice to Wales from former England centre Jamie Noon... he means tendency by the way.

  85. BBC coverage

    Wales 0-6 Uruguay

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain

    "It's a brilliant start from Uruguay. I'm shocked how organised they are, and they're not afraid to play either.

    "It's not panic stations for Wales yet, though."

    Rodrigo Silva
  86. Wales 0-6 Uruguay

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half, 5 live sports extra

    "A very impressive start from Uruguay, they are looking to move quick ball from the breakdown and they are starting to find the gaps.

    "The opening 15-20 minutes, you just have to absorb what Uruguay will throw at you and slowly take control of the game."

  87. Penalty - Berchesi

    Wales 0-6 Berchesi

    Luke Charteris the offender as he fails to roll away from the tackle and that gives Felipe Berchesi another chance to test his radar from 20m out and it's another three points for the South Americans. 

  88. Wales 0-3 Uruguay

    The Millennium Stadium library quiet. The men in red giving their fans little to cheer.

     Brilliant stuff from Uruguay, a chip through by centre Joaquin Prada has Wales backpedaling... the visitors into the opposition 22!

  89. Post update

    Uruguay fans
  90. Wales 0-3 Uruguay

    Rob Jones

    Former Wales scrum-half, 5 live sports extra

    "A great start, just what they wanted. Disappointing from Wales, you can't give away silly penalties like that in your own half.

    "Uruguay are not the biggest side, and I can only see Wales getting stronger as the game goes on."

  91. Missed penalty Berchesi

    Wales 0-3 Uruguay

    Felipe Berchesi aims at the posts just inside his own half but he undercooks it. Worth a try, I guess. The underdogs have started well. Wales have had little of the ball so far. 

    Felipe Berchesi
  92. Wales 0-3 Uruguay

    Jake Ball with a fine take at the line-out which gives Wales their first opportunity to attack the men in blue. The forwards rumble forward before Gareth Davies spins it wide... Cory Allen attempts to weave through two defenders but he's isolated and holds on for a tad too long. 

  93. Get Involved


  94. Penalty - Berchesi

    Wale 0-3 Uruguay

    Felipe Berchesi. Uruguay's outside-half, is a reliable goal kicker and proves so with a straightforward penalty from about 30m out. For what it's worth, it's all Uruguay in the opening two minutes. 

    Warren Gatland
  95. BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams at the Millennium Stadium

    Low key entry of the teams compared to the normal flames and fireworks.

    But at least we'll be able to see the early action without the fog of smoke.

  96. Kick-off

    The crowd help with the countdown. A fine chase from Uruguay on the kick and the underdogs earn a penalty as Justin Tipuric fails to stay on his feet at the ruck. 

  97. Listen live

    Use the 'Live Coverage' tab at the top of the page to listen to live radio commentary. There's also coverage in Welsh if that tickles your fancy. 

  98. BBC coverage

    Gareth Davies' golden chance

    Martyn Williams

    Former Wales captain

    Wales were dealt two huge blows when full-back Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb were ruled out of the World Cup with injury earlier this month, but their absence presents others with opportunities.

    Scrum-half Gareth Davies makes his first Test start today, and former Wales captain Martyn Williams thinks he will make an impression.

    "Gareth has the attributes of a world-class scrum-half. Hopefully he'll have a big game today."

    Wales fan
  99. National anthems over

    It's a mixed choir on the turf for the national anthem instead of the usual brass band and male voice chorus that we've become accustomed to during the Six Nations. It different, but a sound which will still induce goosebumps. 

    Uruguay's anthem is a jaunty number and has caused some of the team to fill up with tears.  

  100. Home sweet home

    There are advantages to playing at home, and there are certain pressures too. Wales have beaten Argentina twice and Japan twice on home soil at a Rugby World Cup, but they have also suffered defeats  - three times to Australia and twice to Samoa. 

    No-one is expecting anything other than a Wales victory at the Millennium Stadium today however.

    Wales v Uruguay
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    Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale lending his support...

    Gareth Bale
  102. Five minutes until kick-off

    Under five minutes until the Millennium Stadium erupts. Wales captain wipes his brow as he prepares to lead his team into battle. Scott Williams standing behind him, a big gulp from the centre as they await the call. 

  103. Tries, tries, tries?

    Will Wales slay Uruguay just as they did Namibia four years ago? That match, by the way, marked the most points and tries Wales had scored in a Rugby World Cup match. They will certainly need a bonus point ahead of the tougher ties which are to come.

    Wales v Uruguay
  104. 'A very difficult challenge'

    Uruguay have won just two matches at a Rugby World Cup and have been absent from the tournament for 12 years so what does coach Pablo Lemoine make of his team's chances today? 

    "It's a very difficult challenge, we never play against these types of teams", he says. 

    "We are looking forward because we know what they are capable of and, if we don't do our things correctly, our defence and our offence, we are going to suffer."

    Pablo Lemoine
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  106. A world in union

    Richard Williams

    BBC Sport at the Millennium Stadium

    "After concerns about ticket sales ahead of this match, the ground is filling up nicely and there are no tell-tale flags over the seats at one end of the ground, which normally signifies a smaller than usual crowd.

    "The mix of fans is extraordinary. Japanese, Australian, Irish and Fiji shirts are dotted among the the daffodils and sparkly cowboy hats we have come to expect in Cardiff.

    "The World in Union - it must be, there are even some England shirts on display."

    Wales fans
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  108. Quit ferreting around

    Fifteen minutes until kick-off and the teams are warming up on the Millennium Stadium turf and Wales prop Samson Lee is among them. 

    He's the sort of man who goes ferreting instead of celebrating victory over South Africa with his team-mates. But the Scarlet, described as a once-in-a-generation tight-head by Lion Adam Jones, has quite ferreting for rabbits to ensure he's 100% for the World Cup. That's dedication.

    "The last thing I want is to slip and rupture my Achilles again. I'm trying to keep off it," said 22-year-old, who ruptured his Achilles against Ireland during the Six Nations.

    Samson Lee
  109. There's singing on the streets of Cardiff...

  110. 'Something special in Cardiff'

    BBC Sport Wales' Richard Williams: "Cardiff has the feel of a city where something special is happening - like a Six Nations match day, but different. 

    "Outside the ground the Fanzone is milling with fans of all ages wearing a wide variety of team colours. As well as the red of Wales and the blue of Los Teros, there are Irish, Tongan, Fijian and at least one Cook Island shirt on display. 

    "The neutrals - and there are a lot - will want to see a repeat of Japan's defeat of the Springboks. Welsh fans, on the other hand, will feel they have been on the wrong side of enough World Cup shocks already, thank you very much!"

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    Wales fans in Cardiff
  111. Halfpenny inspires Boyce

    Every cloud has a silver lining, so they say, because Leigh Halfpenny's injury has inspired Welsh entertainer Max Boyce to write a new song, called The Halfpenny piece. 

    Had Halfpenny not injured his knee, the world would be without another Boyce classic. You win some, you lose some...

    Max Boyce (centre)
  112. Halfpenny's good luck message

    There's no denying Leigh Halfpenny's absence from this World Cup is a loss for Wales and the tournament. 

  113. BBC Sport rugby alerts

    For those of you who don't know, you can get updates on team news, scores and results on your phone thanks to the BBC Sport app. If you like the sound of that - click here to find out more. 

    BBC Sport app
  114. BBC Coverage

    There's live coverage of this afternoon's match on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra - which you can listen to on this page - and there's also live coverage on BBC Radio Wales. Take your pick. 

  115. Uruguay team news

    Uruguay's squad is full of amateurs and no-one in coach Pablo Lemoine's line-up has played at a Rugby World Cup before. 

    On the back of Japan's victory over South Africa, if Uruguay beat Wales fish will start climbing trees and the sky will turn fuchsia pink. 

    Uruguay team
  116. Wales team news

    "We will go with our foot down for the full 80 minutes," says Wales captain Sam Warburton. 

    The men charged with just doing that this afternoon are not Wales' big-hitters, but Liam Williams and Samson Lee, key players in this tournament, start after recently coming back from injury.

    Wales team news
  117. 'Keep writing us off'

    Warren Gatland, perhaps rugby's equivalent of former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for his enjoyment for manipulating the mind, has been bullish on the back of the disappointment of losing three key players to injuries. 

    Quote Message: If you [reporters] write us off as much as possible, which seems to be happening at the moment, that’s the best situation for a Wales team to be in. Those things galvanise us and make us stronger, so continue to do it. from Warren Gatland Wales coach
    Warren GatlandWales coach
  118. Post update

    There's no Leigh Halfpenny, no Jonathan Davies, no Rhys Webb. Three of their best players are out, out, out. 

    They're in the Group of Death and underdogs to progress to the quarter-finals. Australia are still to come. England are still to come. 

    But Wales fans are an optimistic lot when it comes to rugby, sort of, and there's no better way to start the most closely contested Rugby World Cup in recent memory than an opener against a group of part-timers. 

    Wales fans