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|Full name||Vasco Nuno Barata Sousa Uva|
|Date of birth||December 15, 1982|
|Place of birth||Lisbon, Portugal|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|University||Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon|
|Notable relative(s)||Gonçalo Uva, João Uva|
|Rugby union career|
He took his Law degree at the Catholic University of Portugal, in Lisbon, and he works as a lawyer.
In Portugal he played for Grupo Desportivo Direito. He played briefly for Montpellier Hérault RC in the top division of French rugby, the Top 14 with is brother Gonçalo Uva, which he joined in January 2008. He soon moved back to Direito, where he's currently the captain. He also played for Lusitanos XV at international evel.
He was the captain of the Portugal national team in three of the four games at the 2007 Rugby World Cup finals. He was voted as Man of the Match in the 56-10 loss to Scotland. He commanded his team extremely well against New Zealand’s All Blacks, but he fractured his hand against Italy and missed the last game of the RWC with Romania.
After the RWC he co-wrote Hoje é por Portugal (2007) (Today is For Portugal), a title taken from his quote before the first game against Scotland, a book that relates everything that this amateur team, and himself as the captain, lived before the qualifications and during this major sportive and professional event of their lives.
He counts 101 caps for Portugal National Team, with 13 tries scored, 65 points in aggregate. He is currently the most capped player for Portugal.