Saturday, November 19, 2011
Spain hold off Uruguay for a 16-13 win in Madrid
After struggling badly in the first half and making basic errors, Los Teros changed everything. Uruguay´s domination in the scrum became clear with the South Americans haveing the upper hand throughout the 40 minute period similarly to in last weekends match vs Portugal. Uruguay´s pressure was clear as Spain were outplayed in the forwards and also in the backs with Spain doing virtually everything wrong as they held on to win by the skin of their teeth. Uruguay only had itself to blame as not only did Los Teros fail to score a point in the first half but the the team had a horrible afternoon with goalkicking as they missed out on 18 potential points. The loss was, nevertheless, a vital experience for Uruguay and one which suggests the future is positive as the young Uruguay side came so close.
With Thanks: www.rugbynews.com.uy