The 2012 South American Sevens took place last weekend with Rio de Janeiro hsoting the event. The home nation was victorious in the womens division while Uruguay shocked Argentina by taking out Gold in the mens. Uruguay´s groundbreaking victory came against an Argentine team which was far from replicating the team which has been competing at the IRB World Sevens Series this season. Uruguay´ s triumph, should therefore be considered carefully. The Brazilian mens team showed again that the sport is indeed on the rise as the level of competitiveness continues to improve. Brazil, despite finishing in fifth place drew 10-10 with Uruguay. Brazil was very impressive against South America´s emerging countires with good wins aagainst Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
CONSUR´s faith in Brazil was known before the tournament even began with the governing body of South American Rugby already having awarded Brazil with hosting rights for the 2013 CONSUR Sevens.