It won’t just be Scotland: the Condors announce three other duels for the July international window

Pablo Lemoine’s team begins its preparation for qualifying for Australia 2027. All matches will be played in Chile.

Chilean rugby is already thinking about Australia 2027. With the great experience of having played its first World XV in France, the Cóndors are starting to plan a new qualification process, which will also have the distinction of being the first global tournament to 20 teams.

Even if the distribution of these additional places is not defined, Chile Rugby knows that it will have to face the best to repeat the feat of 2023. Thus, during the first international window of this year, there will be four duels of first level.

The most notable is undoubtedly the previously announced duel against Scotland at the National Stadium, which will also be the first time that the national rugby team will play an open house match in the country’s most important stadium. They had already witnessed actions in Ñuñoa, but always behind closed doors.

This Wednesday it was confirmed that there would be three other duels on national territory in the same weeks. News that El Deportivo reported in mid-March and which had already been made official by the National Rugby Federation itself.

The rivals of Pablo Lemoine’s team will be Belgium, Hong Kong and Argentina XV the second most important team in the trans-Andean country, behind the Pumas, who in this same window will play a series of matches against France.

Although it is already confirmed thatThe four duels will be played on national territory At the moment it is only certain that against Scotland (which has not yet defined whether it will come with a starting team or a B team as in 2022) it will be played at the National Stadium. From Chile Rugby they specify that they are still working on closing the venues for other matches and that even It is not excluded that some of these matches will be played in regions . The latter is not new for Cóndores, since in previous windows they played in Valparaíso, Temuco and Antofagasta.

The four duels confirmed by the national team go hand in hand with the country’s need to raise the level of competition in its intention to reduce the gap with the main powers on the planet. It’s a message that Pablo Lemoine made clear during France 2023 and that Chile Rugby is also working to implement. For the same, During the November international window, there are plans to tour Europe.

The last time Chile traveled to Europe (not counting their participation in France 2023) was in the 2022 end-of-year window, where they faced Romania, Tonga and Leinster, the one of the most important teams in Irish rugby and on the planet. .

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Source: Latercera

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