Odesur 2022: the Cóndores shine on the first day of rugby sevens

The men’s team won all three matches played that day. The women, on the other hand, fell on their debut, but picked up a tremendous victory against Venezuela.

Chilean rugby arrived at these Odesur with a different seat. The qualification for the XV World Championship, the great result obtained in the Challenger Series and the recent passage through the World Championship at VII, are achievements that place the country today among the powers of the continent. A position they demonstrated on the court.

The men’s team, for example, was the main protagonist of the actions during the first day of clashes. Despite the fact that the team that came to play this sevens tournament did not have the big names that were in South Africa, they still managed to make a clear difference against their rivals.

The nationals opened the day on Friday with a disputed confrontation against Uruguay, which ended 19-12 in favor of the Condors . After that, they took advantage of the momentum and defeated the hosts convincingly 24-7.

Already in the night shift they achieved a overwhelming victory against Peru by 45-0 , remaining top of the group with Argentina. Both teams have nine points.

Women have won an important victory

Still far from the consolidation of men’s rugby, the women’s team sees in these matches a great opportunity to continue to grow and accelerate the pace of international competition. Today, in their first two matches of the tournament, they managed to leave a good feeling and recover from a first defeat.

And it’s only at the beginning the national team fell 17-0 against Colombia . A clear defeat, where they did not have the chances to counter the physique of their rivals.

The important thing is that they managed to take a step forward and sign their first victory of the tournament, in beat Venezuela 38-0.

(Chile team)

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Source: Latercera

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