South America Rugby confirm the American Rugby Super League for 2021 and already has confirmed dates. The SLAR It will take place in the months of March, April and May and will have as participants Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia and Paraguay.
South America Rugby affirmed that the second edition of the American Rugby Super League will be played in 2021, after the early cancellation of the first season due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
• Six teams from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay will play SLAR 2021.
• It will be played from March 16 to May 15, 2021.
• There will be two rounds, all against all, with semifinals and final.
• It will be played in two fixed venues, to be confirmed.
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay will each present a team under the wing of the national unions of each country. The format in which it will be played will be two rounds, each one in a fixed venue to be designated, with semifinals and final, to crown the first SLAR champion.
The start of SLAR 2021 is scheduled for March 16 and the final on May 15.
Each of the campuses will have 30 players and eight staff members, who must settle in the venues to be designated during the duration of each of the stages 1 and 2 of the regular phase.
The two finalist teams will see these times extended until the end of the contest.
“The great objective is for the boys to be able to play rugby again, generating in the region what had begun to take shape with the Superliga last year,” said the President of South America Rugby Sebastián Piñeyrúa.
“We will always put the health and well-being of the participants as a priority, so we will use two fixed venues to be able to have sanitary bubbles and facilitate the protection of each of the players, technical bodies and tournament staff.”
“The American Rugby Super League will once again summon the public – hopefully it can be in person, and if not remotely, giving people hope, and allowing unions to give their sponsors visibility.”
“For us it is important to be able to return to the game, to give hope and opportunity to the players to play at a high level and that the High Performance plans in operation in each of the participating countries show their fruits.”
Piñeyrúa concluded: “The SLAR 2021 will give players the possibility to fulfill their dreams of preparing professionally, with adequate competence, thus allowing them to represent their country in the best conditions.”
For his part, Daniel Hourcade, South America Rugby High Performance Manager, said: “After an atypical year, we are generating in elite players from six of our member countries the possibility of playing rugby at the best possible level in our region, in a high-performance environment with the highest standards of play and health control. “
“We have been working for a long time with each of the six unions to define all their needs and analyze the difficulties that a tournament like this, given the current situation, poses for us.”
“So despite the context, being able to have a competition like this is great news and a huge joy for everyone,” Hourcade concluded.
Source: South America Rugby