Published on January 10th, 2018 | by Daniel Boyle0
Chile Take Silver in Punta del Este Sevens
Chile’s Rugby Sevens team got their year off to a strong start, reaching the final of the annual tournament in Punta del Este.
Having beaten Uruguay in a nailbiter semi-final clash, Chile came back up against South Africa. Having had a historic victory over the Blitzboks in the early rounds, Chile were not able to repeat the feat. Having beaten the South African Academy team 19-10 in the group stages, the South Africans made amends in the final, finishing with the trophy after winning 21-5. South Africa’s squad was limited to just 9 healthy players but they were able to avenge their earlier defeat.
With 19 points in Uruguay, Chile lead the standings among South American teams ahead of Uruguay and Brazil. The best placed South American teams will qualify for the Hong Kong Sevens and the Rugby World Cup Sevens.