Los Pumas 7’s with a triumphant road to Tokyo


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Los Pumas 7's with a triumphant road to Tokyo

The road to Tokyo is long and has already been postponed for a year. The Pumas 7’s are looking forward to July 26, the day they will set foot in Tokyo Stadium to make their presentation at the Olympic Games. Those led by Santiago Gómez Cora fill the path with flowers with triumphs and championships, from the South American to the Madrid and Dubai tournaments, in both places they were consecrated twice.

In December of last year they made their first presentation in Valparaiso, at the Elías Figueroa stadium and the Albiceleste team won their first title. The Pumas defeated Chile 29-5 in the semifinal and then beat Brazil, selected with whom they had lost in the opening round, by 26-14 to be consecrated in the South American. On Saturday they had also beaten Uruguay and Chile.

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Tremendous 53-0 win for the Argentines who scored a total of nine tries! in Valparaiso. (Source: South America Rugby – Photo: Chile Rugby / Francisco Fuenzalida)

We had to wait until February 20 to return to action and in Madrid again the celebration was for the Argentines. With victories against the hosts by 40-12 and against the USA 24-17 passed the first day. For the second day there were triumphs against Portugal and Kenya, the latter in duplicate since they later won the final 21-14.

A week later, history repeated itself. On Saturday’s day, they achieved three clear victories against Spain, then against Portugal and finally against Chile. Then, on Sunday, the Argentines left no doubts and played good games against Kenya and the United States to finish the group zone undefeated and lift the title. The Africans won the final by an overwhelming 45-7.

7 days ago The Pumas 7’s were crowned in the first Dubai Sevens contest, after beating France 19-7 in the final. The defeat to the title included victories against Uganda, Japan and Canada on the first day and the following day they beat Chile in the quarterfinals, Japan in the semifinals and France 19-7 in the consecrating match.

There was a rematch in Dubai after a week off and the team responded again with the title. Chile was beaten and won against Japan and France on the first day and the next day they beat their rivals again: Spain fell 24-12 in the quarterfinals, followed by Chile (40-7) and the final was against Canada with the victory 26-19.


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