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Re: South American rugby

Postby NaBUru38 » Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 15:20

Working Class Rugger wrote: Apparently, IMG are looking to establish a franchise 7s league in Europe.

I think it could work quite well in other regions as well. Including Sth America.

One or even two in Argentina, one in each of Chile, Uruguay and Brazil and a 6th somewhere perhaps Colombia. There would even be room for womens to run alongside it at the same events with similar billing.


Rugby sevens is an attempt to attract casual fans. Therefore, franchises are a bad idea. National teams are better for casual fans.

Imagine a random tourist in Punta del Este that hears about the sevens tournament. If the teams are called Chiefs, Dragons, Knights, Giants, Lions, Panthers, Sharks and Wolves, that person won't care much. But if the teams are Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France, Italy and United States, it gets much more interesting.

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Re: South American rugby

Postby getienne » Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 14:17

After The Sudamérica B championship, Sebastian Mejia Gil (Colombia, 21 caps) is the new leading try scorer of the 3rd unions, with 28 tries.
Former holder : Anton Rudoy (Kazakhstan), 27 tries.

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Re: South American rugby

Postby NaBUru38 » Thu, 02 Nov 2017, 18:14

The Torneo Valentín Martínez will be played next week, on Friday 10 and Saturday 11.

The international women's sevens tournament will feature seven teams: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Perú and Uruguay.
They will play a round robin, with no playoffs.
The winner will play the Canada Sevens and World Cup, whereas the top two play the Hong Kong qualifier.

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Re: South American rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 17 Nov 2017, 19:04

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Copa Zicosur - 7s in Tucumán
Group A: Chile, Bolívia, Tucumán, Halcones ZicoSur
Group B: Uruguai, Brasil ZicoSur, Cuyo, Combinado Invitación

Awesome to see Bolivia debuting!

The Brazilian team is not offcial, it is composed by players not involved in the national team, most of them veterans.
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Re: South American rugby

Postby Canalina » Fri, 17 Nov 2017, 19:32

I like it!

They've now also a federation facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Federación-Boliviana-de-Rugby-120958388490834/

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Re: South American rugby

Postby victorsra » Fri, 17 Nov 2017, 22:32

The match against Chile can be called a first international properly I guess.
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Re: South American rugby

Postby Osmanperalta » Fri, 17 Nov 2017, 23:57

Two guy from my club will debut marcos lavezzo (play as fullback in xv) and marco "habana" chavez (play as fly half or centre)

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Re: South American rugby

Postby amz » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 08:23

Well, looks like rugby is establishing solid roots in Bolivia! Great news!

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Re: South American rugby

Postby Canalina » Sat, 18 Nov 2017, 12:27

Today's Italy v Argentina is live on Dmax channel and as last saturday versus Fiji it should be available also outside our borders (if they haven't geoblocked it meanwhile)

Link should be http://it.dplay.com/live/13654/2017-ita ... argentina/

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Re: South American rugby

Postby victorsra » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 21:44

I am trying to find Zicosur 7s finals but nothing. Does anybody knows how was Bolivia?
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Re: South American rugby

Postby Osmanperalta » Sun, 19 Nov 2017, 23:36

I chat with marcos he told me they lost the 4 matches
Tucuman 21-19
Argentina 28-5
Chile 34-0
Brasil 29-5
The brazilian and argentinian teams is not the official one
Bolivia will play again in january

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Re: South American rugby

Postby victorsra » Mon, 20 Nov 2017, 14:00

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First Bolivian national team!
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Re: South American rugby

Postby NaBUru38 » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 16:55

There were issues with the playing field at the Bolivarian Games.

The rugby tournament will start today at the Parque Deportivo Bolivariano.

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Re: South American rugby

Postby Tobar » Tue, 21 Nov 2017, 17:27

How are there problems with the field? It's brand new and fits World Rugby 22 regulations. It looks super nice.

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Re: South American rugby

Postby victorsra » Thu, 23 Nov 2017, 15:51

2017 Bolivarians Games - in Santa Marta, Colombia (the Bolivarian Games are a multisports event held every 4 years for the countries of northern-western South America, those whose independence was achieved through Simon Bolivar's action.... nothing to do with Hugo Chaves' Bolivarianism, before somebody asks :lol: )

Rugby Sevens - Men's Tournament - Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd

Colombia 47 x 00 Peru

Paraguay 27 x 00 Venezuela

Chile 40 x 00 Peru

Colombia 07 x 17 Paraguay

Paraguay 12 x 20 Peru

Chile 38 x 00 Venezuela

Peru 00 x 19 Venezuela

Chile 24 x 00 Colombia

Colombia 12 x 17 Venezuela

Chile 29 x 07 Paraguay


Semifinals


Chile 26 x 05 Colombia

Paraguay 19 x 05 Venezuela


Bronze Medal

Colombia 12 x 05 Venezuela


Final - God Medal

Chile 24 x 05 Paraguay


With the result Paraguay joined Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil and Colombia in Punta del Este and Viña del Mar Sevens next January, i. e. the South American Sevens Series

The tournament was supposed to be played in a nice new rugby-only field (artificial) in Santa Marta, northern Colombia. But it wasn't.
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