Leones beat Teros in Madrid

Sun, 20 Nov 2011 00:00

At the Estadio Nacional Universidad Computense in Madrid on Saturday, Spain beat the touring Uruguay team 16-13 after leading 16-0 at half-time.

It was the second match of Uruguay's tour.

In their first match they beat Portugal 16-9.

Spain scored all its points in the first half - two penalties by flyhalf Charlie Malie in the first five minutes, then a third penalty late in the half and a try by right wing Ryan le Roux, formerly of Eastern Province in South Africa.

The Teros then scored all their points in the second held - a penalty by Agustín Ormaechea, a try by Gastón Mieres and then a second penalty by Ormaechea.

The Uruguay coach Sabastián Piñeyra remarked on the effectiveness of the Spanish backs.

In this match captain Martín Heredia and scrumhalf Pablo Feijoo each played their 50th match for Spain.

The scorers:

For Spain:
Le Roux
Con: Malie
Pens: Malie 3

For Uruguay:
Con: Ormaechea
Pens: Ormaechea 2

The teams:

Spain: 15 César Sempéré, 14 Ryan Le Roux, 13 Juan Cano, 12 Martín Heredia (captain), 11 Sebastien Ascarat, 10 Charlie Malie, 9 Pablo Feijoo, 8 Mathieu Visensang, 7 Glen Rolls, 6 Gautier Gibouin, 5 Jesús Recuerda, 4 Tom Parker, 3 David Gurgenadze, 2 Mathieu Cidré, 1 Anthony Pradalie.
Replacements: 16 Beñat Auzqui, 17 Jesús Moreno, 18 Damien Elgoyhen, 19 Mathieu Roca, 20 Adrien Ayestarán, 21 Nicholas Marshall, 22 Pierre Belzunce.

Uruguay: 15Jerónimo Etxeberri, 14 Santoago Gibernau, 13 Agustín Ormaechea, 12 Alberto Román, 11 Gastón Mieres, 10 Matías Arocena, 9 Francisco Vecino, 8 Juan Ormaechea, 7 Rodrigo Espiga, 6 Federico Berchesi, 5 Santiago Vilaseca, 4 Diego Magno, 3 Óscar Duran, 2 Nicolás Klappenbach, 1 Alejo Corral.
Replacements: 16 Arturo Avalo, 17 Juan Rombys, 18 Mario Sagario, 19 Fernando Bascou, 20 Guillermo Lijstentein, 21 Juan De Freitas, 22 Adrián Lewis, 23 Rodolfo de Mula.

Referee: João Mourinha (Portugal)
Assistant referees: José Ignacio Fernandez Soria (Spain), Itziar Díaz (Spain)