History was made today in South America. For the first time ever Brazil defeated Chile at u20’s. The junior Brazilian side won 7-5, doing so in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The match was the first of two match in the closing day of international competition in the Uruguayan capital. Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay have been playing u20’s matches ahead of the Junior World Trophy. Both Chile and Uruguay will compete in the upcoming World Rugby tournament.
Brazil and Chile met in what was the Bronze Final. The teams both lost their matches this past weekend. An early try scored by Lucas Spago gave Brazil the upper hand. It would prove to be decisive as Chile would not catch up to Brazil’s 7 points.
The converted try would be the only score of the opening half. In the second half Chile would score the only points, an unconverted try. Martín de Oto touched down for Los Condoritos. The missed conversion would be the difference between the teams, ultimately enabling Brazil to celebrate their historic triumph.
In game two Los Teritos took on Los Pumitas. It was also played at Carrasco Polo and was done so in cold conditions. Despite battling the elements the teams were able to produce no shortage of tries. Argentina’s 40-12 victory ensured the South American junior title will safely travel back across the Rio de la Plata.