Peru v Costa Rica at Polo Club-Los Reyes. Las Vueltas, La Guácima
Costa Rica has come a long way since it first entered the CONSUR B competition back in 2006. So miserable were it's performances back then that Rugby Costa Rica decided to concentrate on developing its club structures and its junior rugby. It has re entered the competition as hosts for 2009.
Peru has been a part of the CONSUR B competition since its inception in 2000. Their results since have been up and down but they have always been competitive. In this tournament so far they have lost to Colombia 10-33 and to Venezuela 13-25. Costa Rica has lost to Venezuela 8-43 and to Colombia 3-48. I would expect Peru to win but in front of its home crowd Costa Rica will still be a handful.
Back in 2006 Peru won its game against Costa Rica, in Caracas, by 31-3. Id expect the result to be much closer
GWC Rugby Rankings: CONSUR Table-Peru 8th, Costa Rica 9th
Prediction: Peru by 22 points
Luis Miguel Arias
Bagues Ciryl García
Head Coach: Pablo Gonzalez Lucats
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