Saturday, October 20, 2012

Santiago Cordero - from Sevens to Pumas?


Photo: UAR
The Sevens World Series has come to be the third level of development for potential Pumas players in a variety of positions. With the success of the PladAR system players who are young and considered to have potential in them have increasingly been selected for the Pumas Sevens team first and then going on to play in the Vodacom Cup. From there a player, if he performs, may earn the call up to the national side. Examples do exist such as winger Manuel Montero who was playing Sevens for Argentina in the 2011-2012 World Series and then made the Vodacom Cup squad and from there earned his debut for Argentina and went on to score the match winning try against France in Córdoba in June this year. Montero has earned a place in the Sevens team after impressing for Los Pumitas in the IRB Junior World Championship

A player who looks to be following in the footsteps of Montero is 18 year old Santiago Cordero. The Los Pumitas fullback was a hit in the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa. His try against France was amongst the best in the tournament. Since then he has gone on to make the Sevens team and had a solid tournament last weekend at the first event of the 2012-2013 Series, on Australia´s Gold Coast. Argentina won the Plate Final after recovering from a narrow Cup Quarter Final loss against New Zealand to go on to defeat Australia and France. Cordero was a key player. 

Like Montero, Cordero plays a style of running rugby that tears up the traditions of Pumas defensive orientated rugby. Many backs coming through the system are being trained to play a more expansive brand of rugby and it has already been seen in both age grade rugby events and in the Vodacom Cup. Cordero, depiste his age, is likely to feature in the 2012 Vodacom Cup and could well debut for Argentina in the 2013 South American Championship. 

16 comments:

  1. More fluff and misdirection from a rugby site that PRETENDS to know....care....and support Argentine rugby.

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    1. All opinions are respected and welcomed. But be conscious of what you write.

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    2. gracias Jaguares !!!! el mejor rugby amateur de de America vamos !!!! ....y dale y dale alegria a mi corazooooon !!!!! y dale y dale alegria a mi corazooooon !!!!! y dale y dale alegria a mi corazooooon !!!!! y dale y dale alegria a mi corazooooon !!!!! y dale y dale alegria a mi corazooooon !!!!! y dale y dale alegria a mi corazooooon !!!!! y dale y dale alegria a mi corazooooon !!!!! y dale y dale alegria a mi corazooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooon !!!!!

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    4. A guy with no name uses the word racist?

      Troll

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    7. so Paul....im looking for that letter that you so obviously must have sent to the Brazilian Federation objecting and even a little horrified on this marketing effort to which you lend this space and your time to promote....

      where is the letter ????....i mean you've had a few months to think about it....plenty of time....

      where is your 'consciousness' in forming part of a collaboration that continues to exploit the cultural heritage of a traditional people that have endured in the last 400 years the unimaginable....and continue to struggle for confirmation of their rights to sovereignty....self-governance....collective ownership and processes....protections for their culture....languages....and from the logging industry that is decimating their communities even as i write....protection for their religious practices and artifacts and traditional knowledge and science.... control over all decisions about their ancestral lands....and the right to determine when....if ever....resource removal or any other intrusion is to be permited....with the right to free....prior....and informed consent....denied in most if not all areas where Brazil's indigenous people live....

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  2. It is not clear what exactly your complaint is. The decision of Brazil to use the name Tupi for the national mens team was made following a democratic vote. It was the most popular option winning 47% of all votes. It was not my prefered option at all but it was voted in nonetheless. I have stated previously that I did not think it was an appropriate choice but I am not campaigning to change it. If you want change then its over to you and not to me to contact the appropriate authorities. This site is about Argentina hosting Rugby World Cup 2023.

    If you have an issue with the use of the name Tupi then you should contact the CBRu and the Brazilian government. Please stop making demands for me to do so. I cannot make your complaints for you. Thats for you to do.

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  3. Paul....please spare me the democratic homily ....its a well known marketing strategy this "put it to the public vote"....this technique even has a name which escapes me at the moment.... but no one really knows anything about the actual process isn't that so ????....we just have to take your world for it....as if it had been monitored by the UNESCO or something....jaja....funny fellow you are MR Paul....

    brazil is one of the most ethnically diverse nations in the world....if this was put to a vote with this outcome....well.... sad commentary for your rugby community....because i sure as hell know this is not how most of Brazil thinks....

    i have a direct problem with this Paul....you see this is not just offensive to me personally and to the general overall perspective of human decency as it goes....your blaise attitude as well....its unacceptable....its your site....you published an image of my Tupi bro with Ceremonial head dress and helped deliver the package to the viewer as if it was no more than a Coca Cola Slogan....with you mindless endorsement no less....

    see....i have a problem with you redecorating your site with my brother's cultural heritage like that which is under enough stress as it is already.... so that its just more of the same.... this garbage....and your blaise attitude and washing your hands from it because "it was put to a vote?"....


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  4. in 1933....for example....on November 15th to be exact.... a third Reich law decreed that all Jewish children were to be expelled from public education....

    following your logic then....and had you been a public school teacher in Germany at that time....you would have then hunched your shoulders....and said what a terrible descision by the Reichstag....and simply continued your teaching career as if nothing ????

    At what point in your opinion then do we assume a resposibility in the public arena beyond that of a rugby coach or media content provider ???? I mean, Paul, at what point do you become a real citizen of this world ????

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  5. ....but apparently its easier for you to selectively edit my blog content....which is actually not in the least offensive.... to public health anyway....on the contrary....i bring up some very valid issues that you edited and that we'd do well to debate long and hard....but it looks to me you are more interested in protecting the sensibilities of the Brazilian Rugby Federation than those of the downtrodden....so you are crossing yet another threshold of decency and abdication of responsibility while aligning yourself with the forces of censorship....not a good day for your site Paul....

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  6. naturally its always easier to control a situation like this with censorship rather than with reason and debate....kinda like Goering to whom i think we should attribute the most delicious quote ever spoken by a facist...."when i hear the word 'culture' i take out my gun !"....jajaj....that was a good one....even coming from a sinister sob like him....

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  7. Back to the topic. Cordero is in the Pumas squad.

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