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Published 20/09/2015

Wales' Cory Allen scores his side's fourth try against Uruguay, but was later injured
Wales' Cory Allen scores his side's fourth try against Uruguay, but was later injured

LIAM WILLIAMS: A first appearance since the end of last season due to foot trouble ended just before half-time when the Scarlets full-back appeared to suffer a dead leg - 6/10.

ALEX CUTHBERT: Tried to get involved in Wales' attacking game, but it was a frustrating afternoon for the Cardiff Blues man - 6.

CORY ALLEN: Became the fifth Wales player to score a World Cup try hat-trick after Glen Webbe, Ieuan Evans, Gareth Thomas and Scott Williams, but then limped off injured - 8.

SCOTT WILLIAMS: At the heart of Wales' best attacking moments. Repeatedly cut holes in the Uruguay defence - 8.

HALLAM AMOS: Scored a second-half try, but the floodgates never really opened for Wales, even if the expected bonus-point win was easily secured - 7.

RHYS PRIESTLAND: Looked calm and assured at the heart of Wales' tactical approach, and he kicked well, booting seven conversions - 7.

GARETH DAVIES: The livewire Scarlets scrum-half marked his first Wales start by scoring two tries, and he looks on course to feature against England next weekend - 7.

PAUL JAMES: Limped off eight minutes before the break after gaining a rare start instead of 115 times-capped Gethin Jenkins - 6.

SCOTT BALDWIN: Put in a hard-working shift, but Wales could never establish a consistent forward platform - 6.

SAMSON LEE: Scored his first Wales try and then departed at half-time. Wales desperately need him next week - 6.

JAKE BALL: Drifted in and out of the contest, and will not challenge for a place against England and Australia unless injuries allow an opportunity - 5.

LUKE CHARTERIS: Looked frustrated at times, but he will be a major player for Wales moving forward throughout the World Cup - 6.

SAM WARBURTON: The Wales captain will be satisfied that Wales collected a bonus point, but there was not a lot else to enthuse about - 6.

JUSTIN TIPURIC: Wales' best forward, the Ospreys openside again delivered an all-action display that has become his trademark - 7.

JAMES KING: Struggled to exert control, but he will benefit from the experience of starting a World Cup Test - 6.


AARON JARVIS: Took over from James early in the action as Wales found their first-half rhythm disrupted - 5.

MATTHEW MORGAN: Went on for Liam Williams just before half-time, but he had few chances to shine - 5.

TOMAS FRANCIS: Replaced Lee at half-time, and made a consistent contribution - 6.

ROSS MORIARTY: Replaced King early in the second period - 6.

DOMINIC DAY: Gained a run instead of Charteris for most of the second half - 5.

LLOYD WILLIAMS: The Cardiff Blues scrum-half played out of position after replacing a stricken Allen - 6.

DAN LYDIATE: Took over from skipper Warburton with 20 minutes left, and then appeared to suffer a head knock - 6.

KEN OWENS: Featured for the final quarter instead of Baldwin - 6.

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