Feb 24, 2015
São Paulo Saracens qualify for Brazil Super Sevens
São Paulo Saracens finished runners-up at the Florianopolis Sevens to qualify for Brazil’s new national sevens tournament.
São Paulo Saracens won all of their games en-route to the final of the Florianopolis Sevens, where they were just pipped to the title by Pasteur Athletic Club. Both finalists, as well as third placed Campo Grande clinched their spots in the inaugural Brazil Super Sevens, which starts next weekend in the city of Ivoti. The second and final leg will be held in São Paulo from March 14th to 15th.
With rugby sevens included in the Olympic programme for the very first time in 2016 and the games being hosted in Rio de Janeiro, there has been a huge increase in the sport’s participation across Brazil. A brand new national sevens competition made up of the best 12 club teams in the country – dubbed the Brazil Super Sevens – has been designed to ensure Brazil has a strong tournament to accommodate the swelling enthusiasm for the sport.
São Paulo Saracens didn’t concede a single point during the group phase and ended the tournament with the best defensive record, as well as the highest points total.