Thursday, April 30, 2009

Test Match:Brazil and Paraguay Battle for Pride.

Brazil v Paraguay in Montevideo (CONSUR A Prelim.)


Paraguay has been dominant over their neighbours on the rugby field until last year. Brazil won the right to participate in Round 2 of the Rugby World Cup 2011 qualifying by firstly defeating Paraguay 15-6 in Asuncion last year to take the CONSUR B title, and then defeat the NAWIRA B title holder Trinidad and Tobago, home and away 2-0.

Brazil lost 3-79 to Chile last weekend, and then 3-71 to Uruguay mid-week. Paraguay lost 7-85 to Uruguay last weekend, and then 13-34 to Chile mid-week. On those results Paraguay look the more favoured to turn the tables on their old foe.

Last Five Encounters

19.06.2008 Brazil 15-6 in Asuncion (WCQ Am.R1; CONSUR B) 02.10.2005 Paraguay 45-8 in Asuncion (WCQ Am.R2; CONSUR B)16.10.2004 Paraguay 22-17 in Sao Paulo (CONSUR B) 23.05.2002 Paraguay 27-16 in Asuncion (S.America Prom-Rel.)

Brazil and Paraguay first played each other in a test match in 1970.

GWC Rugby Rankings: Sth America Table-Brazil 4th, Paraguay 6th

Prediction: Well, I'm going for the Brazilians to make their mark and defeat Paraguay twice in a row. Brazil by 5 points.

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