This Saturday, in Dubai, the seven-man Brazilian women’s rugby team ended their participation in the World Sevens circuit promoted by World Rugby. In the fifth place dispute, the Brazilians, known as the Yars, lost to the Great Britain national team, 22–21, and finished the tournament in sixth place, the highest by a national team in the history of the competition. Best achievement ever. The stage was won by Australia, who beat Fiji 22–7, and France finished third, beating Russia 40–0.
In a balanced match full of twists, Great Britain, fourth in the Rio-2016 and Tokyo-2020 Games, were only guaranteed a last-minute victory. Yaras started betting on strong marking in midfield, but he could not withstand the pressure for long. At 4 minutes into the game, Jasmine Joyce scored the first points of the match with a try. The Brazilian responded with an effort shortly thereafter, with Bianca Silva, followed by Raquel’s conversion, after the 40 m sprint.
At the start of the second half, the Englishman made a try with Alley Boatman and came back in front of the scoreboard. But Yaras, with patience, changed again with the adaptations of Edna Santini and Isadora “Izzy” Cerulo. By the end of the game the balance was maintained and the Brazilians were back at the back of the scoreboard after another attempt to be converted by the British. Brave, Yaras demanded the result, and in a long-range shot from Gabriela Lima, and Raquel’s subsequent conversion, the Brazilian came close to guaranteeing victory.
However, in the final moments of the match, Grace Crompton converted a try and declared Great Britain a victory 22 to 21. The Brazilians, who had already managed to defeat Spain (26 x 12) and lose in an unprecedented manner, States United (12 x 10), lost the contention for fifth place in the podium and finished the competition in sixth place. Gave.
Despite the defeat, the Brazilian team is facing the campaign in Dubai on a positive note. “When we fit our game plan, Brazil is really the team to beat,” said Raquel Kochan. “This result represents the work that has been done for at least ten years, involving outstanding athletes and professionals. They work very hard and they deserve whatever they are achieving. I am happy I want more because I know my potential,” coach William Broderick said.
Yara remains in Dubai as she competes in the final leg of the 2021 Women’s Sevens World Tour on December 3 and 4.
In November, the Brazilians were the champions of the South American in the class played in Montevideo, and guaranteed a place for the Sete Rugby World Cup to be held in South Africa in September 2022. In the final, Yaras defeated Colombia Select 36 to 5.
Check out Brazil’s campaign at the World Sevens Circuit in Dubai:
Brazil 21 x 26 France
Brazil 26 x 12 Spain
Brazil 5 x 38 Australia
Brazil 12 x 10 United States
Brazil 21 x 22 Great Britain (5th place dispute)