Rugby: the women’s team is the South American champion and guaranteed on the world stage

Rugby: the women's team is the South American champion and guaranteed on the world stage

Brazil is guaranteed the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Cape Town (South Africa), which will be played between 9 and 11 September next year. This Saturday (13), the Yars (as the team is known) won the South American Championship of Modality, category for the 19th time Seven (seven athletes on each side), held in Montevideo (Uruguay). In the final, the Brazilian defeated Colombia, 36 to 5.

This will be Brazil’s fourth participation in the world of seven. The last performance was in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) at the 2009 editions; 2013 in Moscow (Russia); and 2018, in San Francisco (United States). Overall, the Yars alone represented the South American continent. In 2022 he will have the company of the Colombian people. The other five teams are classified: USA, France, New Zealand (current champions) and Australia, as well as hosts South Africa.

The best campaign in World Cup history was the tenth in 2009. Four years later, the selection was ranked 13th, the same performance achieved in 2018. Next year, the national team will try to arrive for the first time. , Quarter Finals.

The Brazilians had no difficulty winning the South American Championship for the 19th time, having participated 19 times. In the first leg, they defeated Costa Rica (59 to 0), Guatemala (55 to 0), Argentina (29 to 12) and Uruguay (28 to 12). In the semi-finals, they beat Paraguay 57–0, before beating Colombia in the deciding game, emphasizing Thalia Costa, who was responsible for 15 of Yaras’ 36 points, thanks to three attempts (when the athlete finished last). Crosses the line) area with the ball and puts it on the ground, worth five points). In return, Bianca Silva was chosen to star in the competition.

“From the semifinal against Paraguay, we managed to keep what we have developed over the past two years. It is good to remember that the team is not only made up of 12 athletes. In So Paulo we have more than 20 athletes who Work hard days. We were the main team in the team. Defense throughout the tournament and it calmed me down a lot,” coach William Broderick said in a press release from the Brazilian Rugby Confederation (CBRU).

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