Los Teros They seek to classify their third Rugby World Cup in its history consecutively, something that has never been achieved so far. For that, Uruguay started his way in the Playoffs heading to France 2023, with the contribution of several Catalans who are part of the squad.
With Andres Vilaseca as captain and team leader, with Santiago Civetta as one of the young referents with great experience, with Felipe Arcos Pérez and Baltazar Amaya as players of great projection who have been winning their place match by match, with Jose Iruleguy who is currently watching him from the outside due to injury.
Also the Uruguayan squad has the azulgrana Manuel Leindekar that for several years now has been flying high in the Oyonnax in France. In addition to the influence from the Staff of Joaquín “Caco” Pastore as a coach and from Juan Manuel “Jami” Garcia as manager. The celestial team took the first step in search of the goal of winning the ticket to the highest event in oval sport.
After a preparation match against Argentina XV at Charrúa Stadium that culminated in a victory for Los Teros by 42 to 26, the South American Qualy arrived heading to the RWC with the dispute of a triangle between Uruguay, Chile and Brazil to find out which teams are still in the race in search of qualification.
The team led by Esteban Meneses made its debut against Chile in Montevideo, and after a very tough battle, Los Teros managed to prevail by a tight 15 to 10, suffering, in a match that had Barça players Leindekar, Civetta and Vilaseca (C), and Arcos Pérez in between the alternates.
Later, the duel against Brazil came, again at Charrúa. With a much more solvent performance, Uruguay won 36-13, in a match that again had Leindekar, Civetta and Vilaseca (C) from the start. That victory against the Tupis, allowed the celestial team to obtain the first place of the triangular of South America Rugby, for which they earned the right to continue on the way to qualification as Americas 1.
The Uruguayan team will have to wait to meet their next rival, who will emerge as the winner of the duel between Canada and the United States (September 3 and 10). The confrontation between South America 1 (Uruguay) and North America 1 (Canada or the United States) will be played in round-trip matches on October 2 and 9, and the winner of said key will qualify directly for the World Cup in France 2023 as Americas 1 .
First it will be played in the north and the series will be defined in Montevideo. The winner of the Americas 1 place will play in Group A alongside the host (France), the three-time world champion New Zealand, Italy and the classified team from Africa 1. With several Barça players in their ranks, Los Teros will seek to make history again and qualify for the top event in the sport of the oval for the third consecutive time.