Peru national rugby union team

Peru national rugby union team

Peru
Union Peruvian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) Los Tumis
Coach(es) Julian Lamas
First international
Argentina 44 - 0 Peru
(1958-10-11)
Largest win
Peru 61 - 5 Costa Rica
(2010-10-30)
Largest defeat
Paraguay 74 - 0 Peru
(2004-10-13)

The Peru national rugby team, nicknamed los Tumis, is an emerging team in the Americas and a member of the Confederación Sudamericana de Rugby (Consur).

In 1958 Peru, together with Argentina, Uruguay and Chile participated in the first South American tournament, held in Santiago, Chile. Because there was no IRB-sanctioned rugby union at the time, participation was not officially accepted by Peruvian sport authorities. It would be another 39 years before the Union Peruana de Rugby was formed.

Brazil and Peru's national rugby union teams

In September, 1999 Peru participated in its first official international tournament: the first under-21 South American tournament in Asuncion, Paraguay.

In November, 2000 Peru participated in the first South American B Championship, in São Paulo, Brazil, with Brazil and Venezuela.

In 2001 they played in the qualifying rounds of the 2003 Rugby World Cup, against Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia. Their home tie with Colombia was the first Peruvian victory on home soil in an official IRB match.

In the 2007 South American B Championship, played in Peru, Los Tumis won second place. Brazil were champions, with Colombia and Venezuela finishing third and fourth respectively.

In 2010 Peru won the South American B Championship played in Medellin, Colombia gaining their first international title.

Current Squad

Squad to 2012 South American Championship [1]

  • Augusto Robles
  • Luis Tejeda
  • Renato Reategui
  • Arturo Coral
  • Jose Benavente
  • Carlos Garcia
  • Arturo Vivanco
  • Jose Diego Ruiz
  • Diego Choy
  • Gustavo Martinez
  • Jonathan Bedoya
  • Miguel Angel Davila
  • Augusto Sotomayor
  • Luis Mauricio Monier
  • Christian Corzo

Reserves

  • Luis Guevara
  • Robin Nieto
  • Martin Kouri
  • Francisco Deustua
  • Joseth Torres
  • Miguel Mego
  • Felix Castaneda

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/home/matches/match=13734/index.html