CBRu has 6 state federations that are full members: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul federations (unions). There are many other federations that are recognized, but without the same status. It's the case of federations from Pernambuco, Bahia, Distrito Federal, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Rio Grande do Norte and Amazonas, that organize some small state competitions.
A little summary Brazilian competitions-system:
From February/March to June: State/Regional Championships
From July to October/November: National Championships
From November to February: seven-a-side
Super 10 - Brazilian Championship: 10 clubs in 2014 (8 from 2015)
2014: São José (São José dos Campos, SP), SPAC (São Paulo, SP), Pasteur (São Paulo, SP), Bandeirantes Saracens (São Paulo, SP), Rio Branco (São Paulo, SP), Niterói(Niterói, RJ), Curitiba (Curitiba, PR), Desterro (Florianópolis, SC), Farrapos (Bento Gonçalves, RS) and Alecrim (Natal, RN).
National Second Division: Yet to be confirmed. Proposal: 2 groups of 6 clubs each, restricted to clubs from the 6 major state federations.
South Group: Charrua (Porto Alegre, RS), Brummers (Novo Hamburgo, RS), BC Rugby (Balneário Camboriú, SC), Tapera (Itapema, SC), Londrina (Londrina, PR) and Maringá (Maringá, PR).
Southeast Group: Jacareí (Jacareí, SP), Poli (São Paulo, SP), Rio Rugby (Rio de Janeiro, RJ), Guanabara (Rio de Janeiro, RJ), BH Rugby (Belo Horizonte, MG) and Varginha (Varginha, MG)
Copa do Brasil (third tier): Yet to be confirmed. A national cup open to other states' clubs
Major state championships
Campeonato Paulista (São Paulo Championship): 3 divisions + others
First Division with 8 clubs: São José (São José dos Campos), SPAC (São Paulo), Pasteur (São Paulo), Bandeirantes Saracens (São Paulo), Rio Branco (São Paulo), Jacareí (Jacareí), Poli (São Paulo) and Wallys (Jundiaí and Louveira region)
2nd division with 9 clubs: Ilhabela (Ilhabela), Tornados (Indaiatuba), União Rugby Alphaville (Barueri), Corinthians (São Paulo, training in Barueri), Urutu (São Paulo), Palestra/Templários (São Bernardo do Campo), FEA (São Paulo), Tigres (São Paulo) and Lechuza (Itu and Sorocaba region)
3rd division with 14 clubs: Piratas (Americana), Jequitibá (Campinas), São Carlos (São Carlos), ABC (Santo André), Jaguars (Jaguariúna), Cougars (Vinhedo), Armada (Santos), Portuguesa (São Paulo and Guarulhos), Tatuapé (São Paulo), Pirituba (São Paulo), São Bento (São Paulo), União (São Paulo), SP Barbarians (São Paulo) and Medicina (São Paulo).
Other competitions: Campeonato Paulista do Interior, Copa Central (both for clubs from cities far from São Paulo City), Liga do Vale (for clubs from Vale do Paraíba region) and Campeonato Paulista Universitário (Varsity championship)
Campeonato Fluminense (Rio de Janeiro Championship): 2 divisions
First Division with 6 clubs: Niterói (Niterói), Rio Rugby (Rio de Janeiro), Guanabara (Rio de Janeiro), Volta Redonda (Volta Redonda), Itaguaí (Itaguaí) and Maxambomba (Nova Iguaçu)
Campeonato Mineiro (Minas Gerais Championship): 2 divisions
First Division with 10 clubs: BH Rugby, BH Rugby "B" (Belo Horizonte), Varginha (Varginha), Taurus (Uberaba), Uberlândia (Uberlândia), Montes Claros (Montes Claros), Inconfidentes (Ouro Preto), JF Rugby (Juiz de Fora), Campo Belo (Campo Belo) and Nova Lima (Nova Lima)
Campeonato Paranaense (Paraná Championship): 1 division
6 clubs: Curitiba (Curitiba), Urutau (Curitiba), Londrina (Londrina), Maringá (Maringá), Lobo Bravo (Guarapuava) and Toledo (Toledo)
Campeonato Catarinense (Santa Catarina Championship): 2 divisions
First Division with 4 clubs: Desterro (Florianópolis), BC Rugby (Balneário Camboriú), Tapera (Itapema) and Brusque (Brusque)
Campeonato Gaúcho (Rio Grande do Sul Championship): 3 divisions
First Division with 6 clubs: Farrapos (Bento Gonçalves), Charrua (Porto Alegre), San Diego (Porto Alegre), Brummers (Novo Hamburgo), Serra (Caxias do Sul) and Centauros (Estrela)
Minor state championships
Campeonato Potiguar (Rio Grande do Norte championship*): 1 division
3 clubs: Alecrim (Natal), Caicó (Caicó) and Garous (João Pessoa, PB**)
*Breakaway from Liga Nordeste
**Garous is from Paraíba state
Campeonato Pernambucano (Pernambuco championship): 1 division, played with reduced time
4 clubs: Náutico/Paulista (Recife metro area), Bastardos (Recife), Talleres (Recife) and Alecrim (Natal, RN)
Copa Velho Chico (Bahia Championship): 1 division, with just semifinals and final
4 clubs: Orixás (Salvador), Quibaana (Senhor do Bonfim), Ymborés (Vitória da Conquista) and Toruks (Porto Seguro)
Campeonato Sul-Matogrossense (Mato Grosso do Sul championship): 1 division, played with reduced time
4 clubs: Campo Grande (Campo Grande), Guaicurus (Três Lagos), Corumbá (Corumbá) and Dourados (Dourados)
Major regional leagues (clubs from more than one state)
Liga Nordeste (Northeast Region League): clubs from Pernambuco (PE), Bahia (BA), Alagoas (AL), Sergipe (SE), Ceará (CE), Piauí (PI) and Maranhão (MA) states
Group A: Maranhão (São Luis, MA), Sampaio Correa (São Luis, MA) and Piauí (Teresina, PI)
Group B: Parnaíba (Parnaíba, PI), Asa Branca (Fortaleza, CE) and Centuriões (Fortaleza, CE)
Group C: Naútico/Paulista (Recife metro area, PE) and Maceió/Arapiraca (Maceió and Arapiraca, AL)
Group D: Orixás (Salvador, BA) and Sergipe (Aracaju, SE)
Copa Centro-Oeste (Center-West regional league): clubs from Distrito Federal (DF), Goiás (GO), Mato Grosso do Sul (MS) and Mato Grosso (MT) states
Pantanal Group: Cuiabá (Cuiabá, MT), Primavera (Primavera do Leste, MT), Campo Grande (Campo Grande, MS) and Guaicurus (Três Lagoas, MS)
Cerrado Group: Goianos (Goiânia, GO), Brasília (Brasilia, DF) and Rugby Sem Fronteiras (Sobradinho, DF)
Copa Norte (Northern regional cup): clubs from Amazonas (AM) and Rondônia (RO) states
Clubs: GRUA (Manaus, AM), Guerreiros Korubo (Manaus, AM), Picanhas (Manaus, AM) and Porto Velho (Porto Velho, RO)
- Espírito Santo state organized in 2011 a local championship with 3 clubs, Vitória, Guarapari and Vila Velha, but it was discontinued. In 2013 Vitória played last year Rio's second division. Now they are without XVs competitions. It's odd that the first Rugby League clubs in Brazil were founded this year in Espirito Santo cities of Baixo Guandu and Serra;
- Acemira, from Belém (Pará state), plays regularly XVs against Maranhão and French Guyana clubs, but is also without regular competition;
- Campeonato Brasiliense (Brasilia XVs championship) was played in 2013 with 3 clubs, Brasilia, Rugby Sem Fronteiras and Candango, but Candango folded and the competition was not continued in 2014;
- Tocantins clubs Palmas and Mutuca Gurupi play an anual match called David Morrell Cup;
- Makuxi, from Boa Vista (Roraima state) state, played their first XVs match early this year;
- The two last states to have rugby are Acre and Amapá, that started their first clubs in 2014.
1 - São Paulo: 23
2 - Rio de Janeiro: 5
3 - Porto Alegre: 3
Group South: Charrua, Brummers, Serra, BC Rugby, Londrina and Maringá
Group Southeast: Jacareí, Poli, Rio Rugby, Guanabara, BH Rugby and Varginha
Starts on July 26th
Some Rio clubs usualy have training sessions in the beach. Perhaps you refer to this. Rio Rugby and Guanabara are the major Rio's clubs and play national second division. Rio Rugby is regarded as the "British" club and Guanabara as the "French" club, due to expats influence. But both have much more Brazilians than expats...
1 - São José - 7 matches, 31 points
2 - Bandeirantes Saracens - 29 p.
3 - SPAC - 22 p.
4 - Pasteur - 20 p.
5 - Poli - 10 p.
6 - Wallys Jundiaí - 8 p.
7 - Rio Branco - 7 p.
8 - Jacareí - 5 p.
São José vs Pasteur
Bandeirantes Saracens vs SPAC
Poli vs Jacareí
Wallys vs Rio Branco
The chosen players are:
André Luis Nascimento Silva (SPAC), Arthur Bonfim Bergo (SPAC), Bruno Garcia Silva (Jacareí), Diego Martins Gimenez Lopez (Pasteur), Felipe Claro Sant'Ana Silva (SPAC), Felipe Oliveira Bicudo (Curitiba), Fernando Portugal (São José), Frederico Cândido Costa (BH Rugby), Gabriel Bolzan Motta (Charrua), Gustavo Barreiros de Albuquerque (Curitiba), Jefferson Felisberto (São José), Jose Vitor Silva Barbosa (São José), Lucas Domingues (São José), Lucas Drudi Romeu (Jacareí), Lucas Rodrigues Duque (São José), Marco Antonio Cervi (Desterro), Martin Schaefer (SPAC), Pedro Henrique Lopes (São José), Rodrigo Andrioli (Chapecó), Thiago Maihara (Pasteur).
Other players were also nominated to high performance program, as they opted not to join the professionalized group (due to better-paid job, university or family issues). These non-professionals that will train regularly with the professional group are:
Moisés Duque (São José), Rodolfo Marue Kirch Sampaio Veiga (Desterro), Allan Josefh Martins (SPAC), Erick Monfrinatti Cogliandro (São José), Lucas Amadeu Muller (Desterro), Diogo Borges (São José), Daniel Gregg (Niterói).
And Brazilian men's sevens has a new coach: Andrés Romagnoli, former Pumas 7s coach.
Looks like Harvey is already in Brazil and will take part in training sessions.
The interesting news is that Ade Gardner, English rugby league player, that was England's wing during 2008 Rugby League World Cup and now plays for Hull Kingston Rovers, contacted CBRu. He is now 31 years old and wants to play the Olympics, as his mother is Brazilian. Also his brother Mat Gardner also wants to play the Olympics. Now I believe it's not possible for Ade because he is commited to Hull KR and Super League ends just in October. But I think it's a strong possibility to see him ending his rugby league career next year to play for Brazilian sevens.
São José 23 vs 07 Pasteur
Bandeirantes Saracens 07 vs 33 SPAC
Poli 16 vs 21 Jacareí
Wallys 10 vs 37 Rio Branco
Cuiabá 03 vs 13 Goianos
Final: São José 6 x 3 SPAC - São José 10th title in last 11 years...
3rd place: Band Saracens 29 x 8 Pasteur
5th place: Jacareí 23 x 10 Rio Branco
7th place: Poli 20 x 14 Wallys
1 - São José - champions
2 - SPAC
3 - Bandeirantes Saracens
4 - Pasteur
5 - Jacareí
6 - Rio Branco
7 - Poli
8 - Wallys - relegated
FYI, São Paulo's second division runs until october. Tornados Indaiatuba and Lechuza are equal in first place, followed by FEA, Urutu, URA and Ilhabela. Corinthians is just 7th (from 9 clubs, just better than Templários and Tigres)... Corinthians has now a partnership with Barueri municipality and is called Corinthians Barueri Rugby.
Fluminense Championship (Rio de Janeiro Championship)
Final: Niterói 15 x 24 Guanabara - Guanabara champions (for the 2nd time in history)
3rd place: Rio Rugby 34 x 10 Volta Redonda
5th place: Itaguaí 73 x 14 Maxambomba
1 - Guanabara - champions
2 - Niterói
3 - Rio Rugby
4 - Volta Redonda
5 - Itaguaí
6 - Maxambomba - relegated
Gaúcho Championship (Rio Grande do Sul Championship)
1 - Farrapos - 50 points - incredible performance with 10 victories by bonus-point in 10 matches - 5th title
2 - Serra - 28 p.
3 - San Diego - 25 p.
4 - Charrua - 21 p.
5 - Brummers - 18 p.
6 - Centauros - 0 p. - relegated
Super 10 - Brazilian Championship
1st Round - July 19th
Pasteur x Desterro, in Indaiatuba (Pasteur opted to move the match from São Paulo to Indaiatuba)
Band Saracens x Rio Branco, in São Paulo
Farrapos x Armstrong Dragons*, in Bento Gonçalves
São José x Curitiba, in São José dos Campos
SPAC x Niterói, in São Paulo
*Alecrim changed their name to Armstrong Dragons, due to new sponsorship)
just one question: soccer scores also written like this 3 x 1 in Brazil?
Yes, all sports. But 3-1 is also possible. "X" is the most common.
Paranaense Championship (Paraná)
Final: Curitiba 67 x 0 Maringá
3rd place: Londrina 21 x 13 Urutau
1 - Curitiba - champions
2 - Maringá
3 - Londrina
4 - Urutau
5 - Lobo Bravo
6 - Toledo
As for 2015 Super 10 will be reduced to Super 8, with 2 sides relegated. The 8th placed will face Taça Tupi's champions in a promotion/relegation playoff. I'm afraid for Rio Branco and Niterói, both are strong relegation candidates, together with the newcomer Armstrong Dragons.
FYI, Taça Tupi's sides were confirmed, with clubs just from 6 states starting on July 26th:
South Group: Charrua, Serra, Brummers, BC Rugby, Maringá and Londrina (San Diego and Tapera had their places denied by CBRu and Brusque refused the invitation)
Southeast Group: Jacareí, Poli, Guanabara, Rio Rugby, BH Rugby and Varginha
http://www.irb.com/newsmedia/regional/n ... bys+values
Bandeirantes Saracens 55 (BP) x 24 (BP) Rio Branco, in São Paulo
Pasteur 8 (BP) x 11 Desterro, in São Paulo
SPAC 62 (BP) x 5 Niterói, in São Paulo
São José 18 x 11 (BP) Curitiba, in São José dos Campos
Farrapos 25 (BP) x 10 Armstrong Dragons, in Bento Gonçalves
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