Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Brazil ready to impress at 2012 South American Championship

Brazil Tupis - new name for the national mens team
Ranked fourth in South American but making significant progress, Brazil is a team with its eye on the future. The governing body of Brazilian rugby, the CBRu has invested significant resources into making sure the national mens team can make as big of an impact as possible. Changes have been made both on and off the field with the team now having an official mascot the Tupis, which was selected as the new emblem to give Brazil a nickname similar to Argentina being Los Pumas, Chile Los Condores and Uruguay Los Teros. The governing body ash also seen sweeping changes in player preperation with former Crusaders and All Blacks international backrower, Scott Robinson taking over as the headcoach and being assisted by Brent Frew. Former Crusaders centre and Fijian international, Tabai Matson has also been involved in preparing the players for the South American Championship. 

The Brazilian team will flyout to Santiago on Thursday. Robertson is to take a squad combining new and experienced international players with the goal being to return home with not only strong performances but also a win. The tournament is to involve the top four from South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay) who will all face each other. It is known as the Sudamericano Mayor A in Spanish. 

Head Coach: Scott Robertson
Assistant Coach: Brent Frew

Brazil Squad
Carlos Oliveira, Daniel Danelewicz, Danilo Lima, Diego Lopez, Jardel Vettorato, Jardel de Mendonça, João Luiz da Ros, Lucas Ceccarelli, Lucas Pierro, Maurício Costa, Pedro Manzini, Ramiro Mina, Thiago Perovic, Allan Martins, André Silva, Daniel Gregg, Felipe Claro, Gustavo Krahembuhl, João Neto, Júlio de Mendonça, Leandro Castiglioni, Martín Schaefer, Matheus Daniel, Matheus Silva, Moisés Duque, Paulo Santos


  1. The Tupi Nation and their indigenous brethren:

    They are struggling for confirmation of their rights to sovereignty, self-governance, collective ownership and processes, the seek protections for their culture, languages, and from the logging industry that is decimating their communities, protection for their religious practices and artifacts and traditional knowledge and science. Most of all they are struggling for control over all decisions about their ancestral lands, and the right to determine when,if ever, resource removal or any other intrusion -as from loggers and their hired gangsters- is to be permited, with the right to free, prior, and informed consent, presently denied in most if not all areas where Brazil's indigenous people live.

    CBRu you are treading on sacred ground and with a lot of past and ongoing pain, injustice, and suffering.

    You are also going to suffer the indignity of defeat time after time after time with this new usurpation and more of the same....Aho Matakuiasin.

  2. Thank you for sharing your point of view.

    It was not a good decision in the opinion of Argentina 2023. In addition to being highly controversial it was simply not a good idea.