Thursday, February 2, 2012

Brazil confirmed to host South American Sevens in 2012 and 2013

Brazilian captain, Fernando Portugal
Brazil´s dream of becoming a rugby power continues to take shape and the country has been awarded with the hosting rights to the South American Sevens events for the next two years. CONSUR sees the opportunity as being ideal preperation for the country ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games which will take place in Rio de Janeiro. The 2012 event has been confirmed to be played in Rio de Janeiro on March 10-11 at the Gávea stadium which is part of the famous soccer club - Clube de Regatas Flamengo. CONSUR´s decision came at the request of the Confederação Brasileiro de Rugby (CBRu). It means Brazil will host the tournament three times in a row after Bento Gonçalves in the Southern State of Rio Grande do Sul. The tournament was groundbreaking as Brazil defeated Argentina for the first time in history. Despite the loss, Argentina recovered to win the event.

The 2012 tournament will be divided into the mens and womens sections with ten teams in the mens and eight in the womens division. Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Guatemala and Ecuador will fight it out in the mens division. While Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru will compete in the womens competition. Ecuador and Guatemala will be competing for the first time with  Guatemala having qualified after winning the Central American Sevens event, known as the Rainforest Sevens in December.

The inclusion of ten mens and eight womens teams underlines the extent of rugby progress in South America. It is a further reason for why Argentina must host Rugby World Cup 2023. 

Source: UAR


  1. Hmm this website is good to watch, with so much useful information for me. Good luck for host this cup.

  2. Congratulations for Guatemala