Rugby World Cup 2015: Uruguay name inexperienced squad

Uruguay are in a World Cup pool alongside Wales, England, Australia and Fiji
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Uruguay have named a 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup that does not contain any player with previous experience of the tournament.

Lock Santiago Vilaseca, 30, captains the squad and is one of 26 home-based players named by coach Pablo Lemoine.

Uruguay are in a World Cup pool alongside Wales - who they open their campaign against on 20 September in Cardiff - England, Australia and Fiji.

Four players in the squad play professionally in Europe.

The quartet are Felipe Berchesi (Carcassonne, France Pro2), Agustin Ormaechea (Stade Montois, France Pro2), Mario Sagario (Massy, ​​France Pro2) and Gaston Mieres (Valpollicella, Italy Serie A).

Prop Alejo Corral is with SIC in Argentina.

Fly-half Bechesi was a key figure in Uruguay's qualifying campaign, scoring 75 points in the five-match series of Americas/Repechage play-offs as Los Teros booked their place in Pool A.

Uruguay RWC 2015 squad:

Forwards: Alejo Corral, Carlos Arboleya, Mateo Sanguinetti, Mario Sagario, Oscar Duran, Nicolas Klappenbach, German Kessler, Santiago Vilaseca, Jorge Zerbino, Mathias Palomeque, Franco Lamanna, Juan Manuel Gaminara, Diego Magno, Alejandro Nieto, Juan de Freitas, Agustin Alonso, Fernando Bascou, Matias Beer.

Backs: Agustin Ormaechea, Alejo Duran, Felipe Berchesi, Manuel Blengio, Andres Vilaseca, Joaquin Prada, Alberto Roman, Francisco Bulanti, Santiago Gibernau, Leandro Leivas, Jeronimo Etcheverry, Rodrigo Silva, Gaston Mieres.

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