The women’s team ends the tournament in Dubai in fourth place

The women's team ends the tournament in Dubai in fourth place

The Brazilian Women’s Rugby Sevens team finished fourth in the second edition of the Emirates Invitational in a tournament held in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics (Japan). This Friday (9), the Yars – known as the national team – lost 26 to 19 for the United States, in contention for third place. France took the title.

The competition brought six teams together. On Thursday (8), the Brazilians defeated Japan (14 to 24) and overtook the North Americans (14 to 31) and the French (12 to 31). On this Friday, the Yars defeated Kenya (15 to 12), but did not oppose Canada (60 to 0). Brazil, ranked fourth in the first leg, sparked a feud against the United States for third place.

Against the North American, Yars trailed by 19 points on the scoreboard in the second half. Finally, a sequence with two Tries to (Five points scored when the athlete crosses the last line of the field with the ball and puts it on the ground) and a conversion (kick between goalposts, which the team deserves tryWith double-digit value) brought Brazilians closer to parity, but the response ended late.

Brazil was also fourth in the first edition of Emirates Invitational played in 2 and 3 days earlier, but in a different format (running point) – Canada was the champion. In total, the Yars fielded 12 times in Dubai with five wins and seven defeats.

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