RWC: Russia v Uruguay in decider

Sun, 03 Aug 2014 09:24
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Russia will play Uruguay in a two-legged play-off for the final spot at the 2015 World Cup.

Russia will play Uruguay in a two-legged play-off for the final spot at the 2015 World Cup.

The Russians, bidding to reach a second consecutive tournament, beat Zimbabwe 23-15 in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.

Uruguay ran out 28-3 winners over Hong Kong in Montevideo to claim the other spot in the decider.

Russia now play Uruguay, who played in the 1999 and 2003 World Cups, for the right to join hosts England, Australia, Wales and Fiji in a daunting Pool A at RWC 2015.

The dates for the home and away play-offs have yet to be decided.

Results:
Russia 23 Zimbabwe 15
Uruguay 28 Hong Kong 3

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Team P W D L Pts
Australia 4 4 0 0 17
Wales 4 3 0 1 13
England 4 2 0 2 11
Fiji 4 1 0 3 5
Uruguay 4 0 0 4 0
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Team P W D L Pts
South Africa 4 3 0 1 16
Scotland 4 3 0 1 14
Japan 4 3 0 1 12
Samoa 4 1 0 3 6
United States 4 0 0 4 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 19
Argentina 4 3 0 1 15
Georgia 4 2 0 2 8
Tonga 4 1 0 3 6
Namibia 4 0 0 4 1
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
Ireland 4 4 0 0 18
France 4 3 0 1 14
Italy 4 2 0 2 10
Romania 4 1 0 3 4
Canada 4 0 0 4 2