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Rugby World Cup 2023 LIVE: France vs Uruguay score and latest updates

Rugby World Cup: France gets off to a flying start against New Zealand in the opening match

Uruguay begin their Rugby World Cup campaign with a tough opening encounter against hosts France at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille.

Although they are big underdogs, Esteban Meneses’ side have plenty of quality in their squad and Los Teros created a real shock by beating Fiji in one of the tournament matches four years ago. They are aiming for a third place in Pool A and a shock victory against France would make that goal more achievable.

On the other hand, Fabien Galthie’s team are among the favorites for the tournament, especially after putting in a superb opening performance against New Zealand at the Stade de France, which puts them in pole position to dominate Pool A. Galthie leaves the most of its regular starters rested for this match. , due to the short time frame after this opening clash and the fact that Uruguay are unlikely to provide an 80-minute challenge.

Follow all the action from Stade Pierre Mauroy below. Get all the Rugby World Cup odds here and the latest France vs Uruguay predictions here:


TO TRY! France 20 – 12 Uruguay

France responded immediately and it was Mauvaka who scored after a flustered kick from Etcheverry hit his own player and France quickly took the lead. Superb handling from Mauvaka to maintain control and bring the ball to the ground. This is exactly what France needed, but will Uruguay manage to come back?

Imogen AinsworthSeptember 14, 2023 9:23 p.m.


TO TRY! France 13-12 Uruguay 52 minutes

Amaya scores outside for Uruguay as he spots a space and runs through it! He’s an impressive sevens player and it certainly shows. The conversion is good and France is now only one point away.

Imogen AinsworthSeptember 14, 2023 9:19 p.m.


France 13-5 Uruguay 48 minutes

Villière takes stock but it goes to the TMO. The ball bounced off Jelonch’s shoulder as he went to collect the ball high and they come back for the forward, without a try.

An abundance of changes on both sides before the scrum.

Imogen AinsworthSeptember 14, 2023 9:17 p.m.


France 13-5 Uruguay 48 minutes

Jaminet misses a penalty from 56 meters, France begins to look frustrated.

Imogen AinsworthSeptember 14, 2023 9:13 p.m.


France 13 – 5 Uruguay 47 minutes

A start to the first half far from precise, with both teams seeming disjointed on points.

Imogen AinsworthSeptember 14, 2023 9:12 p.m.


France 13 – 5 Uruguay 44 minutes

Errors are now creeping in from both sides, with France the next team to be penalized for their lineout throw not being straight. They had just won a turnover before the lineout, but Uruguay now had possession of the ball again.

Imogen AinsworthSeptember 14, 2023 9:09 p.m.


France 13 – 5 Uruguay 40 min

Uruguay is off to a flying start! Amaya breaks the line and sprints before Uruguay is caught. France then awards a penalty at the ruck.

Imogen AinsworthSeptember 14, 2023 9:06 p.m.


France 13 – 5 Uruguay 40 min

They are hitting the road again in Lille!

Imogen AinsworthSeptember 14, 2023 9:05 p.m.


HALF TIME! France 13-5 Uruguay

Here are the major highlights of the first half. Uruguay came close to reducing their deficit to one point before Felipe Etcheverry’s try was disallowed.

Luc BoulangerSeptember 14, 2023 9:01 p.m.


HALF TIME! France 13-5 Uruguay

Uruguay gave France all they could handle in this first half. Will the Blues withdraw after the break?



(AFP via Getty Images)

(AFP via Getty Images)


Luc BoulangerSeptember 14, 2023 8:56 p.m.


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