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Uruguay to play for Bronze against Namibia

Heartbroken after missing out on the Gold Final by the width of the uprights, Uruguay will nonetheless be motivated to defeat Namibia in the Bronze Final of the World Rugby u20 Trophy in Montevideo on Sunday. The Teritos enter the match after overwhelming Hong Kong on Wednesday and recording a superb win over Fiji last weekend. Namibia came up short against Japan in what was essentially a Semi Final match in the last round of the pool stage.

Uruguay have made six changes to the run-on side. First choice front rowers Yamandú Arburúas and Guillermo Pujadas are recalled along with Joaquín García in the second row. On the openside flank there is a return for Manuel Ardao with Martín Darracq named among the reserves.

Two further alterations are made in the backs. At scrumhalf there is a return for Juan Nicola in place of Joaquín Freitas, and Manuel Portela earns a start at outside center with Marcos Pastore on the bench.

Kickoff is set for 2pm local time, 1pm Eastern. A live stream will be provided by World Rugby.

URUGUAY
1 Agustín Sosa, 2 Yamandú Arburúas, 3 Guillermo Pujadas, 4 Joaquín García, 5 Manuel Leindekar, 6 Manuel Ardao, 7 James McCubbin, 8 Santiago Civetta, 9 Juan Nicola, 10 Juan Martín Cattivelli, 11 Martín Fitipaldo, 12 Agustín Della Corte (capt.), 13 Manuel Portela, 14 Valentin Grille, 15 Alejo Piazza

Replacements: 16 Jaime Coll, 17 Matías Aboy, 18 Ignacio Peculo, 19 Martín Darracq, 20 Marcos Pastore, 21 Juan Manuel Fernández, 22 Juan Francisco Medeiros

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