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Summary

  1. Full-time: Fiji 47-15 Uruguay
  2. Fiji score seven tries to claim their first win
  3. Uruguay score first World Cup tries since 2003
  4. Uruguay down to 14 after Ormaechea sent off

Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Coach's view

    Fiji 47-15 Uruguay

    Uruguay coach Pablo Lemoine: "I am really proud of my team, it was a fantastic performance but we made two or three mistakes which cost us. It is fantastic we broke the record and scored the try. I think we were unlucky not to score more.

    On the red card of Agustín Ormaechea: "I watched the TMO and I did not see anything there, we will have too wait for the result of the disciplinary officials.

    On the England game: "We will try and play a tough game like we always do and do our best.

  2. Fiji 47-15 Uruguay

    Uruguay head coach Pablo Lemoine tells ITV Sport that he is "really proud" of his teams.

    He is a remarkably quiet composed guy on camera after all his delighted hollering and hooping in the coaches box during the match.

  3. Post update

    Fiji 47-15 Uruguay

    I don't think that the friction between the two teams in the final 15 really overshadowed the game. I found it all heartily entertaining...

  4. Record crowd

    Stadium MK

     A stadium record 30,048 people attended tonight's match at Stadium MK.

    Bear in mind that Sunday's Merseyside derby drew 39,598.

    And this was Fiji v Uruguay. On a Tuesday night.

    Incredible. 

  5. Full-time

    Fiji 47-15 Uruguay

  6. Converted try

    Fiji 47-15 Uruguay (Nadolo, con Nadolo)

    Nemani Nadolo is a bull of a man to take down in a one-on-one head-on situation. The Fiji wing busts through the tired tackle of Joaquin Prada to stroll in and then adds the extras with the final kick of the match.

    Agustin Ormaechea
  7. Fiji 40-15 Uruguay

    Rodrigo Silva gets a toe in as the ball pops out of the back of the Fiji scrum. Fijji tidy up behing their own try line.

    And they try and run it!  

    Glorious gloves-off bareknuckle rugby - both teams throwing massive haymakers looking for the final try.

    Matias Beer clashes
  8. Fiji 40-15 Uruguay

    Uruguay put together 11 phases in possibly their most sustained passage of play in the match so far.

    They do not make much impression on the Fiji defence though.

    Plenty of adventure though. Full-back Gaston Mieres rescues a ball off the touchline and just avoids being smeared into next week by Nemani Nadolo before Joaquin Prada darts though a hole.

    He has lost the ball on the floor though.

  9. Fiji 40-15 Uruguay

    Fourteen v fourteen as it stands, tiring legs and two teams keen to throw the ball about.

    This is going to be a busy last 10 minutes.

    Agustin Ormaechea
  10. Fiji 40-15 Uruguay

    Fiji Asaeli Tikoirotuma decks Uruguay centre Joaquin Prada with a big shoulder with the ball a good 10 metres away.

    He is a lucky boy to avoid yellow. It was very similar to the offence that earned England's Owen Farrell yellow against Australia.

    Things are getting increasingly feisty.

    "Work with me now. The boys need your leadership," JP Doyle pleads with Uruguay skipper Santiago Vilaseca.

  11. Red card

    Fiji 40-15 Uruguay

    Agustín Ormaechea gets involved in a little push and shove in the aftermath of the score.

    Referee JP Doyle decides that he has done enough to earn a second yellow card and his marching orders.

    Campese Ma'afu - the target of Ormaechea's aggro - is also shown yellow. Rather harsh on both counts for me.  

    Agustin Ormaechea
  12. Converted try

    Fiji 40-15 Uruguay (Murimurivalu, con Nadolo)

    Fiji run the ball straight back from kick-off in a flurry of angles and series of deft offloads. Uruguay are tackling gamely but stopping the charge is like trying to pin mercury to a board.

    Kini Murimurivalu ploughs over  for the score. 

  13. Converted try

    Fiji 33-15 Uruguay (Cavubati, con Nadolo)

    Replacement second row Tevita Cavubati shunts his way over from close range after good work from Vereniki Goneva.

    It then gets a little fruity as Cavubati reacts to wing Rodrigo Silva's belated attempt to get his arm under the ball.

    Everyone eventually calms down and Nemani Nadolo adds the extras.

    Nemani Nadolo
  14. Fiji 26-15 Uruguay

    Fiji are pressing for another score.

    They are relying on brawn rather than flair.

    Nemia Kenatale
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    Alexander Robertson: Got the Fiji Uruguay game on and tuned in time to see that fantastic rugby leading to the second Uruguay try. Brilliant to see.

  16. Replacement

    Fiji 26-15 Uruguay

    A change at scrum-half for Fiji with the lively Nemia Kenatale swapped out for Henry Seniloli.

  17. Try

    Fiji 26-15 Uruguay (Ormaechea, missed con Ormaechea)

    My word.

    Limbs are flying all over the shop in the Uruguayan coaches boxes to greet their side's second score.

    A frustrated Fiji push their luck, throwing a mispass that goes to ground and Andres Vilaseca hacks in behind.

    Fiji scamper back to try and stem the bleeding, but can only hold up Uruguay momentarily before Agustín Ormaechea gets his head up and spots a corridor of space down the blind side and slides in.

    Ormaechea's conversion attempt bounces away off the top of the crossbar.  

  18. Get Involved

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    Christian Evans: If I was playing rugby against Nadolo and he was coming towards me I'd just drop the ball at his feet and leg it.

    Nemani Nadolo
  19. Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    Uruguay tick up over 50 tackles. The light blue shirts are packed tight to the fringes of the breakdown, soaking up the Fiji heavy artillery rolling in.

    They made Wales look rather dull in their World Cup opener and they are blunting Fiji so far in this second half.

    Jorge Zerbino
  20. Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    Fiji with a line-out on the Uruguay 22m. A little rumble. Up to within 15m.

    Nemani Nadolo in off his wing at pace. But he has spilled the ball forward as an ornate little set move goes awry.

    Uruguay swoop and clear their lines. It is like attack against defence, but at the moment the defence is winning.

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    Daniel Lewis: Look at these Uruguayans go, it's like watching the Lilliputians trying to take down Gulliver at times.

    Akapusi Qera
  22. Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    Replacement Mateo Sanguinetti is into the front row for Uruguay.

    Uruguay still heading back at a rate of knots, but they have hooked that one cleanly and Alejandro Nieto picks and goes from eight. Uruguay with a platform in their own 22m.

    And they boom a kick upfield... 

    Akapusi Qera
  23. Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    A quarter-break from Andres Vilaseca as Uruguay sling the ball long and he claims a bouncing ball ahead of a mob of white shirts.

    But he gets isolated from his support and Fiji strip possession from his grasp.

  24. Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

     Leroy Atalifo goes in a little high and is pinged. Nothing more than a penalty, but Uruguay kick up to the Fiji 22m and win the line-out...  

  25. Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    Good solid tackling from Matias Beer, going hard and low on opposite number Akapusi Qera out wide.

    Uruguay are playing this cleverly - not getting lured into committing too many men into lost-cause rucks and keeping their shape.

    And their patience is rewarded with a penalty to clear their lines.

    Alejo Duran
  26. Kick-off

    Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    Back up and running as Fiji gather the ball safely off the kick-off.

  27. Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    Uruguay and Fiji come jogging out of the Stadium MK tunnel side by side.

  28. Romania dedicate win to Tincu

    Canada 15-17 Romania

    Romania made up a 15-point deficit on Canada earlier this afternoon to record the biggest comeback win in World Cup history.

    And captain Mihai Macovei has dedicated the victory to the team's forwards coach, Marius Tincu, whose mother recently passed away.  

    "We dedicate this victory to our fans and also Marius Tincu for staying with us because three days ago his mother died," Macovei said.

    "All of our thoughts and hearts were with him."

    Romania
  29. Half-time

    Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    Surprisingly it has been an even share of the ball between the two sides. But, tellingly, most of the action has been in the Uruguayan half - hence the scoreline.

    Fiji v Uruguay
  30. Half-time

    Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    Fiji v Uruguay
  31. Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

    Uruguay's will and resolve is winning over the neutrals.

    But Fiji wing Nemani Nadolo is the superstar on the pitch.

    He has made 50m with the ball in hand, made two clean breaks and kicked three out of four conversions like a parent punting a ball back to a toddler.

  32. Post update

    Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

  33. Half-time

    Fiji 26-10 Uruguay

  34. Get Involved

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    Malcolm Harvey: Just FYI, if Uruguay were to win tonight, then beat England next week(!), it'd leave the hosts needing to qualify for RWC '19..

    You're not wrong Malcolm, but it's looking unlikely...

  35. Converted try

    Fiji 26-10 Uruguay (Nakarawa, con. Nadolo)

    Second rows throwing dummies and running in tries from 35m out?

    That is Fiji for you. Leone Nakarawa pops up on the shoulder of Nemani Nadolo, sends the Uruguay full-back for an early hot-dog with a little fake and strolls in.

    Leone Nakarawa
  36. Fiji 19-10 Uruguay

    Fiji are ruling the scrum with an iron fist. They snatch one against the head as Uruguay are sent backpedalling and Ben Volavola chips ahead.

    Nemani Nadolo is first to it, but he swoops and fails to gather.

    Asaeli Tikoirotuma
  37. Fiji 19-10 Uruguay

    Leone Nakarawa upends his opposite number in the line -out. 

    Uruguay with another invitation to kick and a chance to cut the gap to six points.

    Nope, Agustín Ormaechea shanks that one badly and the crowd sigh with disappointment.

  38. Fiji 19-10 Uruguay

    Nemani Nadolo on the charge down the line. The Fiji winger is nudged towards touch, opts to grubber forward before straying out of play and overcooks it.

    Uruguay gamely chase up to close down the same man as they kick clear.

    And they regain possession. Stadium MK are enjoying this resistance.

  39. Points, points, points

    Fiji 19-10 Uruguay

    Want entertainment? Fiji will give you entertainment. 

    They never fail to score....

    And never fail to concede...

    Nemia Kenatale
  40. Converted try

    Fiji 19-10 Uruguay (Penalty, con Nadolo)

    No need to over-complicate things.

    Eight Fijian forwards are bigger, stronger and better organised than their Uruguayan counterparts and force the penalty try as the scrum heads back in reverse at speed.

    Nadolo clips over the extras.

    Nemani Nadolo of Fiji
  41. Fiji 12-10 Uruguay

    The Uruguayans' discipline is fraying. A string of penalties - mostly offsides - see them ship territory and suddenly they are parked back under their posts.

    A tremendous three-man tag team tackle on Nemani Nadolo holds up Fiji when a score seems inevitable.

  42. Fiji 12-10 Uruguay

    Uruguay have suddenly gained six inches in height and a couple of stone in muscle.

    They are flying into contact with relish, running with confidence and the Fijians look a little rattled.

    Andres Vilaseca
  43. Post update

    Fiji 12-10 Uruguay

    Uruguay celebrate
  44. Converted try

    Fiji 12-10 Uruguay (Arboleya, con Duran)

    The replacements are running onto the pitch, coach Lemoine - the last Uruguayan to score a World Cup try way back in 2003 - is slapping the perspex in delight, and Stadium MK has its loudest cheer of the night.

    Hooker Carlos Arboleya takes a flat crash ball and a lovely ramrod angle and batters his way over the final five metres to cross.

    An easy conversion and the gap is only two points with nearly a quarter of the match gone.

    Carlos Arboleya Sarazola
  45. Penalty

    Fiji 12-3 Uruguay (Duran)

    Duran pings over a penalty.

  46. Fiji 12-0 Uruguay

    Agustín Ormaechea is back from his sin-binning and Uruguay are back up to a full complement.  

  47. Post update

    Fiji 12-0 Uruguay

    As you would expect from a team scoring at a rate of more than a point per minute, Fiji are dominating both possession and territory in the opening 10 minutes.

    Fiji v Uruguay
  48. Fiji 12-0 Uruguay

    Sterling work from Uruguay blind-side flanker Juan Gaminara. He dumps a Fiji runner on the deck, springs up and clamps over the top to earn his side a penalty in the shadow of their own posts.

    Respite.

  49. Try

    Fiji 12-0 Uruguay (Kenatale)

    Textbook from Uruguay. The forwards do their job, wheeling the scrum to bring up the left shoulder and expose the Uruguay blind side.

    Nemia Kenatale then snipes from scrum-half, shrugging off Alejo Duran to get in at the corner.

    Namani Nadolo misses with his conversion attempt from out wide.

    Nemia Kenatale Ranuku scores
  50. Fiji 7-0 Uruguay

    Declining to oppose the driving maul off the line-out has been a tactic used successfully by a lot of nations so far at the tournament.

    It feels counter-intuitive but works for Uruguay.

    But now they have given away a scrum penalty...

  51. Sin-bin

    Fiji 7-0 Uruguay

    A man down for 10 minutes against a fresh and firing Fiji. Uruguay are backed into a nasty corner already.

  52. Converted try

    Fiji 7-0 Uruguay (Penalty try, con Nadolo)

    Levani Botia bounced the ball down short of the whitewash. No score on two counts.

    But that is not the end of the matter.

    Botia's botched grounding is caused by an illegal tackle from scrum-half Agustín Ormaechea. The Uruguay number nine dived into Botia's legs shoulder first and with no attempt to wrap the arms.

    JP Doyle rules that Botia would have scored had it not been for the illegal tackle.

    Penalty try and a yellow card for Ormaechea.

    Lepani Botia
  53. Try review

    Fiji 0-0 Uruguay

      Levani Botia dives into the corner. It looks legit and a Fiji opener. Let's go upstairs and find out...  

  54. Fiji 0-0 Uruguay

    An early penalty for Fiji and they turn down the tee and boot into the corner for the line-out. There are using this match as a test-your-strength climax to their campaign.

  55. Kick-off

    Fiji 0-0 Uruguay

    We are underway as Uruguay centre Joaquin Prada claims the Fijian kick-off and his team-mate Agustín Ormaechea box-kicks back up towards halfway.

    A solid start from the underdogs.

  56. Post update

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Uruguay's player belt out their tune in proud style.

    You would be proud too if you had gone to Russia and won a two-legged play-off to qualify for this tournament.

    There are no easy games in Krasnoyarsk.

  57. Get Involved

    #bbcrugby

    The teams are out and lined up. Stadium MK has scrubbed up just lovely for this tournament and it is packed to the gills again tonight.

    Uruguay, inevitably, look like they are the neutrals' pick.

    We want to hear your thoughts on the match, get involved via Twitter #bbcrugby.

    Uruguay national anthem
  58. Hats off

  59. Uruguay team news

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Uruguay are without injured Felipe Berchesi - who has scored all of their points in the tournament, with Alejo Duran taking his place at fly-half.    

    Coach Pablo Lemoine makes six changes to his starting XV from the 65-3 defeat by Australia.

    Uruguay
  60. Fiji team news

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Fiji welcome back star winger Nemani Nadolo as coach John McKee makes four changes to the team beaten by Wales.

    The 6ft 4in, 20st Nadolo missed the 23-13 defeat on Thursday as he was suspended for a tip tackle in the 28-13 loss to Australia.

    Nadolo starts on the left wing, with Asaeli Tikoirotuma moving to the right and Timoci Nagusa, who played against Wales, dropping out of the match-day squad.

    Kini Murimurivalu comes in at full-back for Metuisela Talebula and McKee will be without prop Manasa Saulo who has received a 10-week ban for stamping on Wales lock Luke Charteris.

    Fiji v Uruguay - World Cup
  61. Post update

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Nemani Nadolo

    Right, time for some team news.

    You know that seen in Jurassic Park when the ripples shake the glass of water as the T-Rex approaches unseen?

    That. He's back.

  62. Post update

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Uruguay fans are in the house (Stadium MK)....

  63. Post update

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Uruguay

    Uruguay have come armed with a special weapon for their World Cup campaign.

    No protein supplements for these fellas. They go straight to source.

    The team has brought its own beef from Uruguay, provided by the country's National Meat Institute.  

    A National Meat Institute - imagine the freebies you get working there.

  64. Post update

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Heavy defeats - 54-9 and 65-3 respectively - against Wales and Australia have been Uruguay's results so far in the World Cup.

    But this meeting with Fiji is the one that they have been targetting.

     "The difference between us and some of the teams we play is just enormous, so losing by a big margin is normal," said head coach Pablo Lemoine.

    "We don't go onto the field to lose, and Fiji is one game we think we can win."  

  65. Listen to updates

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

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  66. Post update

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Uruguay fans

    Pool of Death. Pool of Hell.

    Well, tonight things are a little lower key in Pool A.

    The only game on the fixture list without a Tier-One superpower has an evening all to itself in Milton Keynes.

  67. Post update

    Fiji v Uruguay (20:00 BST)

    Uruguay's last try at the Rugby World Cup came 12 years ago in the 111-13 defeat by an England side on their way to glory.

    Pablo Lemoine claimed his country's only score in a lop-sided contest.

    Lemoine is now in charge of Uruguay, but the coach is still waiting for the next Uruguay player to cross the World Cup whitewash.

    Could today be the day?

    England v Uruguay