“We’re Not The Biggest, We’re Not The Tallest” – Emotional Uruguay Captain Following Famous Fiji Win
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- Ireland Issue Squad Update Ahead Of Crucial Six Nations Clash With France - October 26, 2020
- Peter O’Mahony Channels His Inner Sonny Bill Williams With Stunning Offload for Aki Try - October 24, 2020
- Brian O’Driscoll – “[His] Pass Is The Best Pass In Ireland. He Is Someone That Exudes A Calmness.” - October 23, 2020
“We came to win.”
Uruguay shocked the rugby world this morning with an incredible 30-27 win over Fiji in one of the biggest upsets in Rugby World Cup history.
In a frantic first half, Fiji were left completely stunned as Uruguay came from behind to lead through tries from Santiago Arata, Manuel Diana and Juan Manuel Cat.
Api Ratuniyarawa reduced the deficit for Fiji while Nikola Matawalu touched down to give them a losing bonus point, but it’s Uruguay who took the spoils to claim their first Rugby World Cup victory in 16 years.
After the game, captain Juan Manuel Gaminara gave an emotional interview that showed just how much the win meant to Uruguay.
“I’m really proud of my country,” Gaminara said.
“We’re not the biggest, we’re not the tallest, but we came here to win.”
“We are preparing for four years. I’m really proud of my country.”
— Rugby World Cup ES (@rugbyworldcupes) September 25, 2019