Thursday, October 13, 2011
Brazil to compete in World Rugby Sevens for the first time
Rugby continues to break new ground in the Americas with the confirmation that Brazil will participate in the 2012 Las Vegas leg of the World Sevens circuit. The tournament will be played from February 10-12 and will involve sixteen countries. Twelve of the sides are core members who participate in every stage of the Sevens circuit. Ther teams to compete are to be Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Guyana, Kenya, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, the USA, Uruguay and Wales. Brazil will have preperation for the tournament starting with the 2012 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico which will feature Rugby Sevens for the first time. The Pan American Games takes place latter this month.
The good news does not end there for Brazilian rugby as in december, Brazil is to participate in a XV a side tournament in Dubai. The event known as the Dubai Invitational Tournament will feature Brazil, Hong Kong, Kenya and the UAE. It provides Brazil the rare opportunity of facing a side with a similar World Ranking as Brazil are 29th and Hong Kong 27th in the world.