Rugby World Cup 2015: Uruguay pick novice line-up to face Wales

Uruguay coach Pablo Lemoine
Uruguay coach Pablo Lemoine is a former Bristol and Stade Francais prop
Rugby World Cup: Wales v Uruguay
Venue: Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Date: 20 September Kick-off: 14:30 BST
Coverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra, BBC local radio, plus live text commentary on every match on the BBC Sport website
Further coverage: BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio

Uruguay have named a match squad made up entirely of World Cup debutants for their Pool A opener against Wales.

Lock Santiago Vilaseca leads a team with no full-time professionals against the 2011 semi-finalists on Sunday.

Hooker Carlos Arboleya is Uruguay's most-capped player with 51 appearances.

Scrum-half Agustin Ormaechea (Stade Montois), fly-half Felipe Berchesi (Carcassone) and prop Mario Sagario (Massy) play in France and full-back Gaston Mieres for Italy's Valpolicella.

Uruguay coach Pablo Lemoine has described a pool that also includes Australia, Fiji and hosts England as a "group of hope".

Lemoine played in both Uruguay's previous tournament campaigns - 1999 and 2003.

They took the final place at the 2015 event by beating Russia 57-49 on aggregate in a two-Test play-off.

Wales have rested first choices George North, Jamie Roberts, Dan Biggar, Gethin Jenkins and Alun Wyn Jones while selecting two open-sides in captain Sam Warburton and Justin Tipuric to start in their back-row.

Uruguay team to face Wales

Gaston Mieres; Santiago Gibernau, Joaquin Prada, Andres Vilaseca, Rodrigo Silva; Felipe Berchesi, Agustin Ormaechea; Alejo Corral, Carlos Arboleya, Mario Sagario, Santiago Vilaseca (capt), Jorge Zerbino, Juan Manuel Gaminara, Alejandro Nieto, Matias Beer.

Replacements: German Kessler, Oscar Duran, Mateo Sanguinetti, Franco Lamanna, Agustin Alonso, Juan De Freitas, Alejo Duran, Francisco Bulanti.

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