The 2013 season promises to be very busy for the Brazilian teams of male and female rugby sevens. After spending a period of intensive training in New Zealand, drawing on the expertise of professionals of the Crusaders Team, the generation 2013-2016 of the Olympic cycle starts with a full calendar in the first half of 2013.
In early February, the women’s team enters the field to dispute the second step of the World Tour of the IRB Women’s Rugby Sevens (WSWS), a competition that brings together the world’s best teams in the sport. The tournament will be held in Houston, USA, 2nd and 3rd of February. A good performance of the Brazilian can guarantee a place on the steps of Guangzhou (China), 30th and 31st of March, and Amsterdam (Netherlands), between May 17th and 18th.
Brazilian matches at Dubai 7’s (WSWS – 2012) in the links below:
Brazil x South Africa – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IH29lq1i_N8
Brazil x France – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv7xAJ_t0-E
Brazil x China – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5d1JURTfds
South American Championship and World Cup in Russia – The most awaited competition will be the 2013 South American Rugby Sevens, scheduled for Rio de Janeiro, between February 23rd and 24th. The team will defend a female hegemony of nine years against teams from the continent.
Beyond the continental title, the champions of the tournament masculine and feminine guarantee a spot in the Rugby World Cup Sevens (RWCS), to be held in Moscow (Russia), between the 28th and 30th June. A total of 24 men’s and 16 women’s teams participating in the main competition of the sport.
“To ensure that we get the job even stronger than in previous championships. Favoritism is ours, there are eight titles since 2004, but none of it will be sufficient if we do not focus and do our part. Other teams are also growing, Uruguay and Colombia are slowly coming to our technical level and thus we can not relax, “recalls Paula Ishibashi, player of the Brazilian National Team.
Content by Brasil Rugby, translated by Karlla Davis.