With the 2015 Rugby World Cup underway we take a look at a game, in the so called ‘Pool of Death’ that will be played on Sunday the 27th of September 2015 at the Villa Park in Birmingham, England with Australia playing Uruguay with game time scheduled for 12 PM ET with this stadium accommodating some 42,780 fans.
The Australian team known as the ‘Wallabies’ in their 1st game struggled but still managed to beat the Fiji team, while Uruguay known as ‘Los Teros’ just barely beat Wales in their opening game. Thus we wonder if the ‘Los Teros can beat the ‘Wallabies’ in this Sunday match-up?
If you’re a Wallaby of Australia fan, you know your team had a great 1st game as they beat the ranked – World No. 9 Fiji this past Wednesday 28-13, and that was the 15th straight World Cup Pool Stage game without a loss to date. If you Bet on Rugby at an Offshore sportsbook, be sure and check for the latest odds on this match-up!
In that game against Fiji the Wallaby flanker D. Pocock had 2 tries (is a way of scoring points) before half time, and then in the 2nd period S. Kepu went over the white line for the teams 3rd try and gave the Australian team the lead by 17 and finalized their victory.
The bad part of the game was that the 3 tries by Australia in that game with Fiji was not sufficient for them to garner a bonus point in their win, and that left them 1 behind the Wales and England in the present standings for Pool A. Thus the Wallabies will release their frustrations by exhibiting more tries on the low ranked Uruguay team on Sunday afternoon. In this game the Australian team will be seeking some 4 tries against Uruguay with B. Foley getting points for his team to win, as he did against Fiji in their last game when he made 3 penalties and had 2 conversions.
If you’re a fan of Los Teros of Uruguay your teams return to the World Cup stage was given a very rude welcome as they were routed by the Wales team Last Sunday 54-9. The team took an early 6 -0 lead, but then the Wales team went fast win 4 tries before the half way point, then the Wales C. Allen scored a hat trick (3 points) in just 22 minutes, followed by R. Priestland who accumulated 7 more conversion to cement the win for Wales.
What was amazing for Uruguay in that game was the fact that F. Berchesi was the team player that made all of points in the game for Uruguay, and they were all from penalties in the game.
The main drawback for the Los Teros is their inability to cross the white line, since they have only made 10 tries to date in their 8 Rugby World Cup games. On the other side accumulating points via kicking is not an issue, since some 20 of their other points are from their 15 penalties or 6 conversions.
It is unlikely that Uruguay can beat the Wallabies by booting, even though this is a first ever game for these 2 rugby teams, and not too many fans think the Los Teros can win against the Australian Wallabies that are ranked as No. 2 in the World Rugby rankings.
The last time Uruguay was in the World Cup games for Rugby was back in 2003 when they were beaten in both games by South Africa and Scotland as the 2 teams combined for a total score of 82-15 with the 15 points for Uruguay coming off penalties in the 2 matches.
The prediction is that the Wallabies of Australia will rout the Los Teros of Uruguay with the final score being 58-6 in this game.