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Venue: Bento Goncalves
Referee: Francisco Gonzalez (Uruguay)
These two teams are very evenly matched at this level of competition. Honours were shared last year but prior to that Brazil had the upper hand.
Paraguay will be shaping towards it’s clash with Argentina on 23 May. They came second in last years CONSUR A tournament and so qualified for this year’s CONSUR Cup along with Uruguay. Argentina won’t be at full strength but even so it will be a formidable task to hold the Pumas. Good wins against Brazil are a must if Paraguay is seen to be competitive.
Brazil as a rugby nation is going from strength to strength. The game is developing rapidly throughout the nation. With the 2016 Olympics in Brazil just around the corner and the reintroduction of rugby (in seven’s format) at the Olympics has brought rugby in Brazil to the attention of the world.
Last Five Encounters
29.11.2014 Brazil 21-13 in Sao Jose Dos Campos (Friendly)
10.05.2014 Paraguay 31-24 in Asuncion (CONSUR A)
27.10.2012 Brazil 35-22 in Sao Paulo (CONSUR A/B Playoff)
20.05.2011 Brazil 51-14 in Iguazu (CONSUR A Preliminary)
19.05.2010 Brazil 23-18 in Santiago (CONSUR A Preliminary)
Paraguay Last Five P 5, W 1, L 4
03.05.2015 v Chile L 25-35 in Asuncion (CONSUR A)
11.04.2015 v Uruguay L 3-77 in Montevideo (CONSUR A)
29.11.2014 v Brazil L 13-21 in Sao Jose Dos Campos (Friendly)
10.05.2014 v Brazil W 31-24 in Asuncion (CONSUR A)
03.05.2014 v Chile L 18-22 in Conception (CONSUR A)
Brazil Last Five P 5, W 1, L 4
25.04.2015 v Chile L 3-32 in Santiago (CONSUR A)
18.04.2015 v Uruguay L 9-48 in Montevideo (CONSUR A)
29.11.2014 v Paraguay W 21-13 in Sao Jose Dos Campos (Friendly)
22.11.2014 v Uruguay ‘A’ L 6-25 in Volta Redonda (Friendly)
10.05.2014 v Paraguay L 24-31 in Asuncion (CONSUR A)
GWC Rugby Rankings
CONSUR Table: Paraguay 4th, Brazil 5th
World Rugby Ranking Points
Brazil 50.74, Paraguay 48.98
Prediction: Should be very close. Goes to the home side by 7 points. Score 25-18
Arthur Bergo – Camelo – SPAC;
Beukes Cremer – Beukes – PASTEUR;
Bruno Garcia – Bruninho – JACAREÍ;
Cláudio Medeiros – Macaxeira – URA;
David Pereira Martins Prates – David – PASTEUR;
Diogo Paixão – Paixão – LOUSÃ (Portugal);
Felipe Tissot – Tissot – Curitiba;
Frederico Cândido Costa – Fred – SÃO JOSÉ;
Jardel Vettorato – Jarda – BRUMMERS;
Leonardo Cecarelli – Leo – Ilhabela;
Lucas Abud – Jequitibá – JEQUITIBÁ CAMPINAS;
Lucas Piero de Moraes – Bruxinho – DESTERRO;
Lucas Tranquez – Zé – SPAC;
Mateus Estrela M. Tavares – Estrela – NITERÓI;
Matheus Daniel – Mathias – JACAREÍ;
Nelson Oliveira – Nelson – SÃO JOSÉ;
Nick Smith – Nick – SPAC;
Pedro Henrique da Costa Lopes – Pedrinho – SÃO JOSÉ;
Pedro Rosa – Rosa – BANDEIRANTES SARACENS;
Rafael Carnivalle – Carnaval – SPAC;
Rafael Morales – Grilo – SÃO JOSE;
Vitor Ancina de Oliveira – Vitão – Curitiba;
Yan Machado – Yan – Curitiba.
Técnico: Rodolfo Ambrósio
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Alvaro Rojas, Christian Martínez, Juan Gavigán, Andrés Nasser, Alejandro Montiel, Carlos Plate, Leonardo Glitz, Miguel Jara, Gonzalo Bareiro, Gerard Cuttier, Horacio Aguero, Diego Argaña (C), Mateo Arévalo, Sergio Alvarenga, Hugo Chávez, Gustavo Zárate, Martín Sitjar, César De Brix, José Lezcano, Luis Mauger, Alejandro Feldman, Juan Martín Ortiz, Pablo Espínola and Joaquín Vera.
Yakarés without the good third rower Carlos Bareiro, for me the best against Chile.
Brazil is also without the best player, João Luiz da Ros "Ige", flanker.
Martin Schaefer is also out of the Tupis because his son will born.
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