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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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