"Significant Win" - Uruguay U20s Defeat Scotland In World Rugby Trophy Triumph - Ruck

“Significant Win” – Uruguay U20s Defeat Scotland In World Rugby Trophy Triumph

Uruguay have shocked the U20s rugby scene, with an impressive 37-26 underdog triumph over Scotland. The upset victory took place in the final pool stage match of the World Rugby U20 Trophy, with Uruguay now progressing through to the final to take on Spain.

This spells out good things for the Uruguayans long-term progressions, and a victory over Spain will promote Uruguay into the World Rugby U20 Championship, the top tier for age group rugby. Uruguay led the match from the fifth minute, and never looked back after Pedro Brum’s opening try.

Lock Eddie Erskine powered in for Scotland, yet his scoring success were short lived as he was soon sent to the sin bin. Uruguay capitalised on the extra man advantage, with a dominant rolling maul setting up hooker Maximo Lamelas to score. Los Teritos fly-half Icaro Amarillo then slotted an impressive drop goal to extend the lead to 20-7.

The two sides then continued to trade scores, with Uruguay building their tally through tries from winger Juan Gonzalez and centre Guilliermo Juan Storace. Scotland added additional scores through a brace from hooker Corey Tait, before Erskine grabbed his second try of the match. However, the Uruguayans had done too much damage, and were able to see out their lead for a historic win.

Confidence is high in the South American’s camp, as they press on to a match against Spain with a spot in the top division on the line. Scotland have a third/fourth place play-off match booked in against Samoa, and will remain in the World Rugby U20s Trophy next season.