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The 2014 IRB Nations Cup got underway earlier today with two matches being played in Bucharest. Of the two matches one was a test match with the host nation, Romania playing host to the number two ranked South American country, Uruguay. The home side won the fixture 34-16 on a day in which Emerging Ireland humiliated Russia. Romania is preparing for Rugby World Cup 2015 and faces a tought task of playing against Canada, France, Ireland, and Italy. Uruguay is one of eight countries who could still qualify and efforts are being made to increase the possibility. Should Uruguay qualify it would be its first Rugby World Cup since 2003 and its third overall. The prize of securing qualification is a place in Pool A, the tournament's pool of death.