Friday, February 10, 2012

CONSUR Sevens Fixtures Confirmed

The Confederación Sudamericana de Rugby (CONSUR) has announced the fixture list for the 2012 CONSUR Sevens, organized by the institution in conjunction with the host union - Brazil´s Confederation of Rugby (CBRu). The tournament will be held in Rio de Janeiro on March 10-11 2012 at the stadium of Club de Regatas Flamengo, located in the famous district of Gávea. The event will involve ten teams in the mens division and eight in the womens. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela will all have mens and womens teams competing in the competition. While Ecuador and Guatemala will both be making history by entering mens teams.

Argentina is the heavy favorite to win the mens division and should have few problems in triumphing against Chile, Colombia, Venezuela and Guatemala in the group stage. Uruguay are the top contenders from the other mens group with Brazil likely to be the next best ahead of Paraguay, Peru and Ecuador. The womens group is less predictable with Argentina not being the strongest womens side in South America. Brazil enter the event as favorites after winning the 2011 event ahead of the Argentine women. The Brazilians opponents of Uruguay, Peru and Venezuela should struggle to defeat the Portuguese speakers. If so then Brazil vs Argentina is a probvable womens final with Argentina due to face Chile, Colombia and Paraguay at the group stage.

Mens Division
Group A: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala.

Group B: Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Ecuador.

Womens Division

Group A: Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela.

Group B: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay

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