In an atypical year due to the coronavirus pandemic, South America Rugby and Chile Rugby announced the holding of a Seven-mode competition, to be held on December 12 and 13, in the city of Valparaíso, at the Elías Figueroa stadium, and that will be attended by Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile.
For the tournament, Chile ensures the highest standards of health and protection of the teams, technical bodies and tournament personnel. It has the invaluable support of the national government and the Chilean Olympic Committee. In due course, schedules for the return to the Los Pumas 7’s competition will be confirmed.
Marcelo Rodríguez, president of the Argentine Rugby Union, said in this regard: “I want to express enormous gratitude to the Chilean government authorities, to Chile Rugby and to South America Rugby for the great effort and solidarity shown to be able to carry out this competition. so important for the continent and also for Los Pumas 7’s, who continue their preparation for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. In a context that faces many difficulties, this type of news allows us to continue developing this sport and strengthening the bond with the rest of the unions that make up the region. “
On the other hand, Sebastián Piñeyrúa, President of South America Rugby, expressed: “We have been working for a long time to find ways to carry out the different competitions; Being able to give four teams the opportunity to compete in sevens is important to them, to the supporters and to those who support rugby, offering a window of opportunity. “