Brazil secured the 8th and final place at the Men’s Rugby Sevens at the 2023 Pan American Games. Brazil qualified on Saturday after beating Paraguay at the Costa Rica Sevens. Brazil will compete in Santiago 2023 alongside Argentina, Canada, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico, Uruguay, and the USA.
Brazil defeated Venezuela 28-0, Costa Rica 54-0 and Paraguay 14-5 at the Estádio Nacional in San José on Saturday. In doing so, Brazil also secured a spot in the Semi Finals on Sunday. Brazil will take-on Argentina or Venezuela.
Sunday action will also have places on the line in the World Rugby Sevens Challenger. The competition is the second division of the Rugby Sevens circuit. Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Paraguay, and Venezuela are competing for the spot. Argentina and Uruguai compete in the first division.
Brazil’s Saturday started with a W.O win over Venezuela. The Venezuelans had a delayed flight which saw them able to only compete in their final match of the day. Paraguay also won 28-0 via W.O against Venezuela. Brazil hammered Costa Rica with Lucas Muller scoring twice and Douglas Rauth, Daniel Lima, Felipe Sancery, Matheus Cruz and Gabriel Zurka also all scoring tries.
The decisive match was Brazil vs Paraguay. The Paraguayans opened the scoring but Brazil hit-back with two tries to seal a 14-5 win and book their place in Santiago 2023.