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Last Updated: Thursday, 11 September, 2003, 15:30 GMT 16:30 UK
Uruguay opt for Polo strength
Uruguay have chosen 13 players from the champion club Carrasco Polo for their Rugby World Cup 2003 squad.

The team, who will face South Africa, Samoa, Georgia and England, will be captained by outside-centre Diego Aguirre.

Five of the pack play their rugby outside Uruguay, including prop Pablo Lemoine, lock Juan Carlos Bado, loose forwards Nicolas Brignon and Rodrigo Capo, and veteran hooker Diego Lamelas.


Forwards: Juan Miguel Alvarez (Carrasco Polo Club), Juan Alzueta (Trébol Paysandú), Juan Carlos Bado (Bègles Bordeaux, France), Eduardo Berrutti (Old Christians Club), Nicolas Brignon (Polisportiva L'Aquila, Italy), Rodrigo Capo (Castres, France), Ignacio Conti (Carrasco Polo Club), Leonardo de Olivera (Carrasco Polo Club), Nicolas Grille Trébol Paysandú), Marcelo Guttierrez (Old Christians Club), Diego Lamelas (Alumni, Argentina), Pablo Lemoine (Stade Français, France), Juan Machado (Carrasco Polo Club), Juan A Perez (Old Boys Club), Hernán Ponte (Carrasco Polo Club), Rodrigo Sanchez (Carrasco Polo Club), Guillermo Storace (Old Christians Club).

Backs: Diego Aguirre (Carrasco Polo Club, captain), Sebastian Aguirre (Carrasco Polo Club), Bernardo Amarillo (Carrasco Polo Club), Carlos Baldassari (Champagnat), Emiliano Caffera (Champagnat), Juan Campomar (Old Boys Club), Alfonso Cardoso (Old Boys Club), Joaquin De Freitas (Champagnat), Emiliano Ibarra (Carrasco Polo Club), Juan Ramon Menchaca (Carrasco Polo Club), Martin Mendaro (Carrasco Polo Club), Joaqui Pastore (Old Boys Club), Diego Reyes (Carrasco Polo Club).



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