Uruguay head coach Esteban Meneses has named his match-day 23 to face Namibia in their Pool A clash in Lyon on Wednesday, 27 September, with four changes to the starting line-up - two in the backs, two in the forwards.

1 Mateo Sanguinetti
2 German Kessler
3 Diego Arbelo
4 Felipe Aliaga
5 Manuel Leindekar
6 Manuel Ardao
7 Santiago Civetta
8 Carlos Deus
9 Santiago Arata
10 Felipe Etcheverry
11 Nicolas Freitas
12 Andres Vilaseca (c)
13 Felipe Arcos Perez
14 Bautista Basso
15 Baltazar Amaya

16 Guillermo Pujadas
17 Facundo Gattas
18 Reinaldo Piussi
19 Juan Manuel Rodríguez
20 Eric Dosantos
21 Agustin Ormaechea
22 Felipe Berchesi
23 Juan Manuel Alonso

  • Head coach Esteban Meneses has made four changes to his starting XV from their 38-17 loss against Italy, with two in the forward pack and two in the back-line.
  • Diego Arbelo replaces Ignacio Peculo in the front-row, Carlos Deus replaces Manuel Diana in the back-row and Bautista Basso replaces Gaston Mieres on the right wing, while Felipe Arcos Perez will make his RWC debut, replacing Tomas Inciarte in the centres.
  • There are 13 survivors in the match-day team from the last time they played Namibia in August, including nine in the starting XV – Mateo Sanguinetti, German Kessler, Diego Arbelo, Manuel Leindekar, Santiago Civetta, Carlos Deus, Felipe Arcos Perez, Bautista Basso and captain Andrés Vilaseca.
  • Baltazar Amaya has been one of their most dangerous players on attack at RWC 2023, making a team-high 128 carry metres and beating nine defenders.
  • Felipe Etcheverry has made all three try assists for Uruguay at RWC 2023, including two for Nicolas Freitas, who is looking to become the only Uruguay player to score three RWC tries.