Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sevens: Brazilian Squad for Pan American Games Qualifying

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The Confederação Brasileira de Rugby (CBRu) has announced a fifteen-man squad for the two upcoming international Sevens tournaments in South America - the Sevens de Mar del Plata in Argentina and the Viña del Mar Sevens in Chile. The two respective events carry significant value as there are places on the line for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto and the 2015 Hong Kong Sevens. The Brazilians have the goal of qualifying for both as they prepare to be as strong as possible for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  

The Mar del Plata Sevens will take place on January 10-11 in the Argentine beach resort town and two participants will be awarded with places at the Pan American Games to be played in Toronto, Canada in July. Brazil will face Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela in the tournament with the top two securing places in Toronto. 

Pre-qualified teams for Toronto 2015 include Argentina, Canada, Uruguay, the USA and 2011 Pan American Games hosts Mexico. Whether or not Brazil does secure qualification will not ultimately impact on the country playing rugby at the Games due to Brazil together with Canada and the USA having already qualified in the womens section. 

From Mar del Plata Brazil's mens team will travel to Chile for the Viña del Mar tournament to be played on January 17-18. The competition will have two places on the line for the Hong Kong Sevens in March. In order to qualify Brazil must finish as one of the top two sides against Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. 

Allan Joseph Martins
SPAC
São Paulo
Andre Luis Nascimento Silva
SPAC
São Paulo
Arthur Bomfim Bergo
SPAC
São Paulo
Daniel Gregg
Niterói
Rio de Janeiro
Felipe Claro Sant’Ana Silva
SPAC
São Paulo
Fernando Portugal
São José
São Paulo
Gabriel Bolzam Motta
Charrua
Rio Grande do Sul
Gustavo Albuquerque
Curitiba
Paraná
Lucas Domingues
Sâo José
São Paulo
Lucas Rodrigues Duque
São José
São Paulo
Martin Schaefer
SPAC
São Paulo
Matheus da Cruz Daniel
Jacareí
São Paulo
Moises Rodrigues Duque
São José
São Paulo
Rodrigo José Andrioli
Chapecó
Santa Catarina
Julino Fiori
Richmond
England

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