Uruguay captain Andres Vilaseca hailed his workforce’s preventing spirit of their 27-12 Rugby World Cup loss to hosts France on Thursday and believes his facet will develop in confidence following their eye-catching efficiency.
France led by eight factors going into the ultimate 10 minutes as Uruguay pushed all of them the way in which.
With a greater set-piece “both scrums and line-outs” they may have pulled off one of many nice World Cup shocks. In the tip their inaccuracy let France off the hook, however it was nonetheless a efficiency to savour for Vilaseca.
“I’m so proud of my team. I couldn’t ask for a better team to lead. That’s the truth,” he stated. “Today, with 10 minutes left of the game, we were fighting against France, one of the best teams in the world, playing at their home ground. This is only the beginning for us.
“We fought for the whole game, it was key for us to keep pushing France and keep battling.”
Uruguay coach Esteban Meneses stated the important thing was to not construct on this efficiency and never make it a one-off.
“We were able to show today that we are on the right track. The key element is the confidence of this group, who believe in themselves,” Meneses stated. “If we now manage to face more big teams, with the level which we have, we will continue to progress.
“When we saw the order of matches in the draw, our objective was to play on an equal footing with France. We showed we could do it. We now want to reproduce it.”
Uruguay scored the opening attempt of the sport by means of wing Nicolas Freitas and added one other within the second half by way of full again Baltazar Amaya. They had quite a few different entries into the France 22, however couldn’t make them rely.
France high Pool A with eight factors from their two video games whereas Uruguay have a second fixture towards Italy in Nice subsequent Wednesday. On this displaying. they are going to be assured of pulling off a shock win. New Zealand and Namibia are the opposite two groups within the group.