Brazil national rugby union team

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Brazil
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Union Brazilian Rugby Confederation
Nickname(s) Tupis [1]
Chairman Eduardo Mufarej
Coach(es) Argentina/Italy Rodolfo Ambrosio
Captain(s) Ige Da Ros
Top scorer Daniel Gregg
Most tries Daniel Gregg
Team kit
Change kit
First international
 Uruguay 8 – 6 Brazil 
(1950-09-09)
Largest win
 Costa Rica 0 – 95 Brazil 
(2006-10-16)
Largest defeat
 Argentina 114 – 3 Brazil 
(1993-10-02)
 Argentina 111 – 0 Brazil 
(2012-05-23)

The Brazil national rugby union team (nicknamed Os Tupis)[2] is the national side of Brazil, representing them at rugby union. Brazil is a third tier rugby union side, and have yet to make their debut at the Rugby World Cup. Rugby union has been growing substantially in Brazil since 2005 and the number of players is currently estimated at over 16,000. Despite that, the sport in the country is still less successful than it is in their neighbors, such as Argentina and Uruguay.

History

Brazil started playing international rugby union matches in the early 1930s, when local team received the Junior Springboks, in 1932, and the British Lions, in 1936. The first match against a South American national team was in 1950 against Uruguay in Montevideo, with Uruguayan victory by 8–6. Brazil continued playing sides like Uruguay, Chile and Argentina through the 1950s and into the 1960s. In the 1970s, Brazil began playing a more diverse range of sides, including heavyweights France XV in 1974, in a 99–2 defeat. From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, Brazil mainly contested matches with Chile, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay.

Brazil returned and went undefeated for seven matches over a period from 2000 to early 2002, playing weaker South American sides like Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. This success has continued and Brazil has been winning the majority of their games in the 2000s. They missed the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Uniforms

From 2010 onwards Topper will sponsor the National Rugby Teams of Brazil. At the end of 2009, Topper presented the new kits:

Home Uniform: Yellow jersey with green details, green shorts and green socks

Away Uniform: Green jersey with yellow trim, white shorts and green socks

Third Uniform: White jersey with green and yellow details, white shorts and white socks

Training Kit: Blue jersey with yellow trim, white shorts and white socks

Nickname

For some time, Brazilian national rugby union side was unofficially associated to Walt Disney's character Zé Carioca. Some time later, CBRu, still known as Associação Brasileira de Rugby, or simply ABR, chose Vitória Régia as its official emblem and nickname. However, this nickname didn't reach fans' preference.

Early in March 2012, CBRu announced Os Tupis as Brazil national rugby union team's official nickname,[3] a reference to Tupi people, the main ethnic group of Brazilian indigenous people. The choice for an emblem started in 2010, when CBRu started receiving e-mails with several suggestions. The three finalists were Tupis, Sucuris (Anacondas) and Araras (Macaws). Fans voted on an Internet poll and chose Tupis with 47,16% (4.387 votes) of preference. According to CBRu's President, Sami Arap, "The choice ratified the roots of Brazilian people. Tupi represents the essence of our country, referring to [our] strength, perseverance, loyalty and team spirit".

Overall Records

Their Test record against all nations:

Team Match Won Lost Draw  % For Aga Diff
 Argentina 12 0 12 0 0.00 47 971 −924
 Chile 19 1 17 1 7.89 180 707 −527
 Colombia 8 8 0 0 100.00 395 34 +361
 Costa Rica 1 1 0 0 100.00 95 0 +95
 France XV 2 0 2 0 0.00 13 140 −127
 Germany 2 0 2 0 0.00 19 60 -41
 Hong Kong 1 0 1 0 0.00 3 37 −34
 Kenya 1 0 1 0 0.00 25 27 −2
 Mexico 1 1 0 0 100.00 50 14 +36
England Oxford and Cambridge 2 0 2 0 0.00 13 102 −89
 Paraguay 20 11 9 0 55.00 385 389 −4
 Peru 9 9 0 0 100.00 404 61 +343
 Portugal 1 0 1 0 0.00 0 68 −68
 Trinidad and Tobago 5 4 1 0 80.00 75 71 +4
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 100.00 66 3 +63
 Uruguay 18 3 15 0 16.66 159 603 −444
 Venezuela 9 8 1 0 88.88 256 98 +158
Total 108 47 61 1 43.05 2166 3257 -1091

Current squad

Squad to face Germany (28 November 2015)

  • Caps updated: 24 November 2015
Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Nativo Danielewics Hooker (1982-08-08) 8 August 1982 (age 36) 6 Brazil Desterro Rugby Clube
Bene Rodriguez Hooker (1994-07-04) 4 July 1994 (age 24) 0 Brazil São José Rugby Clube
Caique Silva Hooker - 0 Argentina CU Quilmes
Lucas Abud de Andrade Prop (1993-08-26) 26 August 1993 (age 25) 6 Brazil São Paulo Athletic Club
Rafael Carnivalle Prop (1989-04-20) 20 April 1989 (age 30) 0 Brazil São Paulo Athletic Club
Wilton Rebolo Nelson Prop (1995-08-02) 2 August 1995 (age 23) 0 Brazil São José Rugby Clube
Jardel Vettorato Prop (1985-10-22) 22 October 1985 (age 33) 7 Brazil Brummers
Lucas Correa Lock (1986-09-11) 11 September 1986 (age 32) 0 Brazil Farrapos
Matteo Dell'Acqua Lock (1991-09-13) 13 September 1991 (age 27) 0 Italy Rugby Reggio
Bruxinho Piero de Moraes Lock (1991-09-25) 25 September 1991 (age 27) 7 Brazil Desterro Rugby Clube
Artur Bergo Flanker (1994-03-07) 7 March 1994 (age 25) 0 Brazil São Paulo Athletic Club
Ige Da Ros (c) Flanker (1982-07-10) 10 July 1982 (age 36) 6 Brazil Desterro Rugby Clube
Matheus Wolf Flanker (age 20) 0 Brazil Joaca
Yan Rosetti Number 8 - 0 Argentina CUBA
Nick Smith Number 8 (1986-05-01) 1 May 1986 (age 33) 4 Brazil São Paulo Athletic Club
Johannes Beukes Cremer Scrum-half (1987-10-21) 21 October 1987 (age 31) 1 Brazil Pasteur
David Harvey Fly-half (1982-05-20) 20 May 1982 (age 37) 0 Australia NSW Country Eagles
Lucas Zé Tranquez Fly-half (1994-12-03) 3 December 1994 (age 24) 8 Brazil São Paulo Athletic Club
Lucas Drudi Romeu Centre (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 25) 0 Brazil Jacareí
Mateus Estrela Tavares Centre - 1 Brazil Niterói
Martin Schaefer Centre (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 29) 3 Brazil São Paulo Athletic Club
Robert Tenorio Centre (1996-07-27) 27 July 1996 (age 22) 0 Brazil Pasteur
Mathias Daniel Wing (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 28) 6 Brazil Jacareí
Mark Jackson Wing (1987-04-07) 7 April 1987 (age 32) 0 Brazil Desterro Rugby Clube
Lucas Müller Wing (1990-02-13) 13 February 1990 (age 29) 1 Brazil Desterro Rugby Clube
Dan Pelliciari Wing (1996-04-07) 7 April 1996 (age 23) 0 Brazil Desterro Rugby Clube
Filipe Claro Alemao Fullback (1986-02-28) 28 February 1986 (age 33) 1 Brazil São Paulo Athletic Club
Stefano Giantorno Fullback - 0 Argentina Club San Luis
Matheuz Cruz Fullback (1996-02-24) 24 February 1996 (age 23) 0 Brazil Jacareí

South American Rugby Championship

Brazil has competed in Division A of the South American Rugby Championship each year since 2009. Brazil's improving performance against its rivals was the subject of a popular series of funny rugby advertisements in Brazil sponsored by Topper with the tag line of "Rugby: It will be big in Brazil."[4]

Tourney Host Record Pts Diff Position Wins Losses
2009  Uruguay 1–2 −129 4th Paraguay (36–21) Uruguay (3–71), Chile (3–79)
2010  Chile 1–2 −34 4th Paraguay (23–18) Uruguay (10–26), Chile (8–31)
2011  Argentina 1–2 −3 4th Paraguay (51–14) Uruguay (18–39), Chile (6–25)
2012  Chile 0–3 −136 4th Uruguay (15–27), Chile (6–19), Argentina (0–111)
2013  Uruguay 0–3 −150 4th Chile (22–38), Uruguay (7–58), Argentina (0–83)
2014 (four countries) 1–2 −24 3rd Chile (24–16)* Paraguay (24–31), Uruguay (9–34)

Note:

  • Brazil's 24–16 win over Chile in April 2014 was their first ever victory over Chile.[5]

Rugby World Cup

World Cup record World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Played Won Drew Lost Pts F Pts A P W D L F A
AustraliaNew Zealand 1987 Not invited
EnglandScotlandWalesIrelandFrance 1991 Did not enter Did not enter
South Africa 1995
Wales 1999 Did not qualify 1 0 0 1 0 41
Australia 2003 6 4 0 2 140 84
France 2007 5 3 0 2 179 108
New Zealand 2011 8 6 0 2 230 190
England 2015 5 1 0 4 85 164
Total 0/8 25 14 0 11 634 587

Brazil Lost Their Rugby World Cup 1st Qualifying Round To Uruguay 36-5 And Lost To Bolivia 14-0 They Also Lost To Cuba 31-4.They Won Their American Cup Group When They Crushed Cayman Islands 44-3

See also

References

  1. "Tupi is the new emblem of Brazil National Team=BrasilRugby.com – In Portuguese". Retrieved 10 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Tupi is the new emblem of Brazil National Team=BrasilRugby.com – In Portuguese". Retrieved 10 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Tupi is the new emblem of Brazil National Team=BrasilRugby.com – In Portuguese". Retrieved 10 May 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. YouTube, Brazilian Rugby Funny Ads, uploaded Jan. 1, 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKnQn-8PFII
  5. "CONSUR: Brazil make history by defeating Chile in São Paulo", Rugby World Cup Argentina 2013, April 16, 2014.

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