Uruguay only looking at positives

Date published: September 21 2015

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Uruguay head coach Pablo Lemoine was upbeat after his side's loss to Wales in Cardiff on Sunday.

Los Teros at one point took a surprise 6-0 lead against Wales and their effort levels couldn't be faulted.

Saying that there was no point in being negative given his side were under no pressure, Lemoine spoke positively about how his players handled the occasion.

"We take purely positive things, there is no negative pressure," said Lemoine.

"This is the first time at a RWC for all of the players, and for them to play in front of such a large crowd.

"They are used to playing in front of 2,000 people and not 70,000, so there is nothing negative for us. For us it's a game, but a tough game."

Lemoine also said that Japan's stunning win over South Africa would inspire sides like Uruguay going forward in this Rugby World Cup and beyond.

"Our players were in Japan 20 days ago, and we feel that if they can do it (win a match at the Rugby World Cup) then we can.

"They have very good players, and their victory will inspire all of the second-tier countries (in the Rugby World Cup)." 

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