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Chile ready to stare down Fiji

Chile will square off against Fiji in the 5th Place Final of the World Rugby u20 Trophy at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo on Sunday. The Cóndores earned their spot with a dominant win over Canada on Wednesday in their final pool match. Fiji meanwhile fell agonizingly short to Portugal to drop out of Bronze contention.

Despite the big win Bernard Charreyre has opted to freshen up his team with seven changes in all to the starting lineup. Marcelo Huerta is recalled at tighthead prop and the new second row is Javier Meneses paired with Thomas Orchard. Captain Alfonso Escobar switches to the side of the scrum with Clemente Saavedra at No 8 and Vicente Contreras at openside flank.

In the backs José Escobedo makes way for Domingo Saavedra at scrumhalf, and Santiago Gana replaces Diego Salas on the wing.

Kickoff is set for 12 noon local time, 11am Eastern. A live stream will be provided by World Rugby.

CHILE
1 Piero Zunino, 2 Benjamín Jeria, 3 Marcelo Huerta, 4 Javier Meneses, 5 Thomas Orchard, 6 Alfonso Escobar (capt.), 7 Vicente Contreras, 8 Clemente Saavedra, 9 Domingo Saavedra, 10 Martín De Oto, 11 Rodrigo Manzano, 12 Santiago Videla, 13 Lucca Avelli, 14 Santiago Gana, 15 Tomás Salas

Replacements: 16 Carlos Oyarzún, 17 Augusto Böhme, 18 Benjamín Soto Besamat, 19 Vicente Huete, 20 José Escobedo, 21 Pedro Sotomayor, 22 Javier Valle

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