Daniel Hourcade, South America Rugby High Performance Manager, spoke at a press conference in the run-up to the start of the American Rugby Super League, which already has the confirmed fixture.
The manager referred to the return to activity and how it will be from the physical: “The return to the game is the most important. We do not expect the best for the first matches, but I think that within a month we will see the true results, “he said.
At the same time, Hourcade responded to the possibility of adding new franchises from other countries in the future: “We want all countries that meet the high performance requirements to join the competition and South America Rugby works every day for that.“, he specified.
In addition, the former Los Pumas coach highlighted the objective for the SLAR: “This is a tournament more in the medium and long term than in the short term. We want all countries to have the possibility of reaching their best level. Our goal is to expand and try to produce a change in the culture of this sport towards high performance“, he claimed.
Finally, Hourcade gave his opinion on the presence of the different figures such as Santiago Chocobares and Felipe Ezcurra: “Whoever plays wants to play alongside the best or against the best. It gives SLAR a different status. It does very good for everyone. It is what we are looking for. It is very nice to have those players“, culminated.