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Chile Make History, Defeating New Zealand in California

History was made on Saturday by Chile. For the first time ever Los Cóndores 7’s defeated New Zealand. They did so on day one of the Silicon Valley 7s in Northern California.

Chile ran-out 7-0 winners over the team which has historically been the best in the business. The 7-0 victory came with Felipe Brangier scoring the only try of the match. It was converted by Marcelo Torrealba.

On fulltime Los Cóndores jumped for joy, erupting into celebrations. Yet there was more. Tonga would also fall against Chile on Saturday. Los Cóndores put in a memorable performance, hammering Tonga 39-0.

The tries were scored by Benjamín De Vidts (3), Julio Blanc, Pedro Pablo Verschae, Lucas Westcott and Martín Verschae. Additional points came from the boots of Felipe Brangier and Rodrigo Fernández.

Chile finished the day by falling 29-14 against the USA. It mattered not as the wins over New Zealand and Tonga were sufficient for Los Cóndores 7’s to qualify for the Cup Quarter Finals. They will meet Japan in the final 8 this evening.

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