Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chile 19-6 Brazil

The host nation of the 34th South American Championship, Chile got off to a positive start by defeating the foruth ranked side, Brazil by thirteen points in Santiago today. Brazil showed significant progress despite not scoring a try to underline the teams growth in recent years which has seen the sport boom in both playing numbers and clubs. The only try of the match was scored by Francisco Neira. it was converted by Timothy Gibson who also slotted a penalty goal. Javier Valderrama scored the remaining nine points with three penalties of his own for Los Condores. Brazil´s points game from two penalties with Daniel Gregg and Moíses Duque scoring one each.

Both sides only have two days off before returning for matches on Wednesday. Chile will play its most important match of the year as it hosts Uruguay with the winner very likely to go on to claim the silver medal. Brazil will take on soccer rivals and bitter enemies, Argentina also on Wednesday. With Brazil set to host the 2016 Olympic Games in which Rugby Sevens will make its Olympic debut there is a lot of effort going into the abbreviated format of the game. Argentina2023 firmly believes that Brazil will, this this time, be on par with both Chile and Uruguay in the full version of the sport, rugby union.

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