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This past Saturday Brazil hosted Paraguay in a friendly international in the rugby stronghold of São José dos Campos in São Paulo state. The match carried with it great expectation for the locals due to Paraguay having completed an upset victory over Brazil in the 2014 South American Championship, winning in Asunción. The match this weekend was vastly different due to the tropical rain which has been covering much of south-eastern Brazil recently having a notable impact on play. An exciting second half and the increased sponsorship Brazil has been receiving were two noteworthy points which rugby fans should take note of.