The Wallabies are two from two in the Rugby World Cup after they demolished Uruguay 65-3 at Villa Park, Birmingham.
The Wallabies got off to the perfect start scoring five first half from the likes of Joe Tomane and new captain Dean Mumm. Sean McMahon also grabbed a brace.
Felipe Berschesi was the only man to produce points for Uruguay from a penalty goal in the 24th minute.
The Wallabies rested a lot of their stars with the likes of Israel Folau, David Pocock and Michael Hooper. They could have won by a lot more but they were let down by Cooper’s efforts with the boot only slotting five from 11 conversion attempts.
Despite what the scoreboard said, the Wallabies had a poor performance producing 19 errors while Uruguay only made eight. Cooper had a mixed night as he set up tries but was sin-binned in the first half for grabbing Uruguay halfback Agustin Ormaechea around the neck Drew Mitchell will need to fix his handling as he had the most amount of fumbles for Australia despite adding two tries to his name. This broke Wallaby legend Chris Latham’s record with most World Cup tries of 12.
Will Skelton, one of Wallabies’ workhorses came off with a shoulder injury in the second half. This posed as a horrible setback as he is very vital up front, in the scrum and through the ruck.
To the Uruguay defenders credit, they showed some fighting spirit and did not back down in defence producing some bone-rattlers.
McMahon finished the game as Man of the Match having most of his hands in the tries including scoring two of his own.
The Wallabies will now look to boost their campaign and knock out rival team England on Saturday October 3 at Twickenham. – Jesse Mullens.
Top photo is the Uruguyan and Wallabies team before the match from Wallabies official Facebook Page