Monday, February 7, 2011

Argentina win but Brazil impress in CONSUR 2011 Sevens

Argentina are once again the Champions of Rugby Sevens in South America after defeating neighbours Uruguay 26-21 in the Cup Final on Sunday afternoon. The two day tournament was hosted in the Southern Brazilian city of Bento Gonçalves and it was not Argentina but the host side who impressed the most in the tournament. Brazil finished third - which is the best ever finish for Brazil as rugby continues to experience substantial growth across the world´s fifth largest country.

Brazil and Argentina were drawn in the same group alongside Paraguay and Peru and it was Argentina who were the hot favourites to take out the group but Brazil created history by defeating Argentina for the first time ever with a 7-0 victory which ended Day 01 and meant Brazil won the Group but Argentina as runners up advanced to the semi final to face the winner of the tournaments other group which was another surprize as Chile overcame Uruguay 19-14 to top the group and set up a semi final clash with Argentina. The two group winners came unstuck in the semi finals as Uruguay knocked over Brazil with a narrow 7-5 victory and Argentina defeated Chile 15-10.

Argentina fielded a weakened side due to the premier Sevens side participating in the IRB World Sevens tournament in Wellington, New Zealand also this past weekend. Most importantly, however, Brazil claimed the last remaining South American spot in the 2011 Pan American Games which will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Brazil were also successful in the womens section as the country´s womens side won their 6th championship title.

Match Results

Mens Section

Uruguay 43-0 Venezuela
Chile 36-0 Colombia
Brazil 19-10 Paraguay
Argentina 47-5 Peru
Chile 33-5 Venezuela
Uruguay 45-5 Colombia
Brazil 36-7 Peru
Argentina 36-0 Paraguay
Colombia 33-5 Venezuela
Uruguay 14-19 Chile
Paraguay 12-0 Peru
Brazil 07-0 Argentina

Plate Semi Finals
Paraguay 24-7 Venezuela
Colombia 26-5 Peru

Plate Final
Colombia 7-19 Paraguay

Battle for 7th place
Peru 40-0 Venezuela

Cup Semi Finals
Brazil 5-7 Uruguay
Argentina 15-10 Chile

Cup Final
Argentina 26-21 Uruguay

Bowl Final
Brazil 17-12 Chile

Womens Section

Uruguay 10-5 Chile
Colombia 12-5 Peru
Argentina 43-0 Venezuela
Brazil 44-0 Paraguay
Uruguay 26-0 Peru
Colombia 5-5 Chile
Argentina 32-0 Paraguay
Brazil 36-0 Venezuela
Chile 19-7 Peru
Colombia 5-24 Uruguay
Venezuela 33-5 Paraguay
Brazil 19-7 Argentina

Plate Semi Finals
Peru 31-0 Venezuela
Paraguay 0-33 Colombia

Plate Final
Colombia 15-0 Peru

Battle for 7th Place
Venezuela 36-0 Paraguay

Cup Semi Finals
Brazil 5-0 Uruguay
Argentina 19-Chile

Cup Final  
Brazil 32-5 Argentina

Bowl Final
Uruguay 10-15 Chile

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