Australia cruised to victory over Uruguay in Pool A, running in eleven tries. Australia were in complete control from the first whistle, scoring at will at times whilst defending well when Uruguay got close to the line.
Australia showed the dominance that would have been expected of them in this game and were able to pretty much rest their preferred starting XV ahead of next Saturday’s match against England. They showed that they are dangerous runners and generally make offloads at the right time. Uruguay looked underpowered and it is difficult to see how they will claim a point in the group, let alone a victory.