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Rugby Union - Australia v Fiji - IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool A - Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales - 23/9/15 Australia's Nick Phipps feeds the ball into the scrum Reuters/Rebecca Naden

Australia will look to strengthen its bid to top the 2015 Rugby World Cup “Pool of Death” when they face rugby minnow Uruguay at Villa Park. The Wallabies is expected to start an entire different starting lineup against Uruguay, who remains winless in the group stage of the quadrennial rugby tournament.

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika completely overhauled his starting XV for Australia’s second rugby clash against Uruguay. Loosehead Scott Sio will be the only starter from Australia’s squad that hoisted a 28-13 win over Fiji to make the Wallabies’ lineup on Monday’s clash. Lock Dean Mumm was announced to be the captain of the team in the absence of regular skipper Stephen Moore, who starts his 98th test on the bench.

Cheika said he wants the entire Australian squad to get a taste of action early in the team’s RWC fixtures to get everyone ready for tougher matches when the Wallabies face Wales and England in Pool A.

"We will need all 31 players ready for action throughout the tournament, and this is the first chance to do that for many of this team,” Cheika said, reports Stuff . "We've had a solid preparation for this match considering that we've had to play two games in five days and we're very happy with where the players are at."

Australia opened their RWC campaign against Fiji on Thursday in an impressive fashion. David Pocock scored two tries, while Bernard Foley posted 13 points from drop kicks to help the Wallabies defeat the Pacific Islanders. Despite missing out a chance for a bonus point, Cheika was still pleased in his side’s effort to win the team’s first game.

Meanwhile, Uruguay, who took a 54-9 beating from world No. 4 Wales, is looking to take its first Rugby World Cup win from Australia. Uruguay coach Pablo Lemoine has brought experienced winger Leandro Leivas into the backline in hopes of a good result from facing world No. 2 Australia.

Leivas is aware of the huge task of facing the Wallabies, whom he grew up watching. Leivas said he is happy to be playing against the likes of Quade Cooper and Kurt Beale, but remained focus of doing his best to help Uruguay break into the winning column.

“This is a dream come true for me. I will remember it for the rest of my life, so my goal is to do everything I can to do my best,” Leivas told the Courier Mail . Uruguay have made six changes from the lineup that failed to upset Wales in Cardiff last weekend.

(Courtesy of the ABC ) Team lineup

Wallabies (15-1): Kurtley Beale, Joe Tomane, Henry Speight, Matt Toomua, Drew Mitchell, Quade Cooper, Nick Phipps, Wycliff Palu, Sean McMahon, Ben McCalman, Will Skelton, Dean Mumm (capt), Toby Smith, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Scott Sio. Reserves: Stephen Moore, Sekope Kepu, Greg Holmes, Rob Simmons, Kane Douglas, Will Genia, Bernard Foley, Tevita Kuridrani.

Uruguay (15-1): Gaston Mieres; Leandro Leivas, Joaquin Prada, Andres Vilaseca, Rodrigo Silva; Felipe Barchesi, Agustin Ormaechea; Juan Manuel Gaminara, Matias Beer, Juan de Freitas; Franco Lamanna, Sanitago Vilaseca (capt); Mario Sagario, German Kessler, Mateo Sanguinetti. Reserves: Nicolas Klappenbach, Oscar Duran, Carlos Arboleya, Alejandro Nieto, Diego Magno, Fernando Bas

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