The Brazil Rugby Sevens Squads for the 2016 Rio Olympics were named yesterday in Sao Paulo. The 24 Men and Women are now ready to take on the world and represent Confederação Brasileira de Rugby. The teams selected show that they are not only there to make up numbers, but to contend for Olymic games glory.
Brazil Rugby Sevens Olympics Squads Named
The Brazilian Men’s side will be banking on both the Duque (Lucas and Moses) and Sancery (Daniel and Felipe) brothers to spearhead their campaign. Along with Felipe Silva, they provide the x-factor to compete against the best 11 teams from around the world. They are all seasoned sevens campaigners. Their battle with pre-tournament favorites Fiji is one they will cherish the most.
Paula Ishibashi will be leading her women’s side with fellow stalwarts Beatriz ‘Baby’ Futuro and Julia Sarda. They will all try to put their names down as contenders over the qualifying stages. Matched in a competitive pool which includes Canada and the Great Britain combined-side.
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Hosts There Not To Make Up Numbers
They are minnows in the world of Sevens Rugby – they wouldn’t have even qualified if they were not hosting the games. Nevertheless, that will not deter these 24 Men and Women from living their dream. Each player will be motivated and to give it their all. Made easier in front of home fans at the Deodoro Stadium, the venue of the six day ‘Sevens fiesta’.
The men compete in Pool A alongside Fiji, United States (USA) and fellow South American side Argentina. The women compete in Pool C with Canada, Great Britain and 2019 Olympics host Japan.
They have featured in the Sevens Series in the last season and know how to compete with the best. With the likes of Men’s coach Andres Romagnoli and women’s coach Chris Neill, they are in good hands. For each side, competing to their utmost is their only chance of holding their heads up high, once the dust settles. With huge crowd support, anything is possible for the Brazil teams. Buena suerte!
Brazilian Women squad:
Paula Ishibashi, Amanda Arujo, Beatriz Futuro, Calaudia Teles, Edna Santini, Haline Scatrut, Isadora Cevallo, Julia Sarda, Juliana Estevez, Luiza Campos, Raquel Kochhann, Tais Balconi.
Brazil Men’s Squad:
Lucas Duque, Andre Silva, Arthur Bergo, Daniel Sancery, Felipe Sancery, Gustavo Alburqueque, Juliano Fiori, Laurent Borda-Cobret, Martin Schaefer, Moises Duque, Stefano Giantorno, Felipe Silva.