With yesterday’s 34-15 victory over the United States, Uruguay once again qualified for a Rugby World Cup. France 2023 will be the fifth World Cup for Los Teros, who earned their place occupying the Plaza de Américas 1 for the first time in its history.
Uruguayan rugby once again marks its presence in the most important rugby tournament in the world. In this fifth participation, Los Teros will integrate Group A together with Italy, France, Africa 1 and New Zealand. Also the third consecutive participation in the world event for the Charruas, who will seek to qualify in one of the most difficult groups of the tournament.
The first presence of Latin Americans in world cups was in Wales 1999. At that time, he was part of Group A together with Scotland, Spain – with whom he achieved the first victory in these tournaments – and the then defending champion, South Africa. That historical litter of players once again repeated their achievement and classified Australia 2003, where he shared the area with South Africa, Samoa, Georgia and the champion England.
Los Teros had to wait 12 years to be able to meet again with the best teams on the planet. Los Teros traveled to England 2015 to face Australia, Wales, England and Fiji in Group A. This world cup was the the only one in which they did not achieve victories.
Los Teros managed to classify Japan 2019 four years later. In this last World Cup they occupied the area along with Wales, Australia, Fiji and Georgia, a group in which they ranked last due to the bonus point that Georgia managed to get in the duel between these two teams.