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New South American Profession Rugby Competition

Postby limecat » April 18th, 2018, 3:00 pm

Professional Rugby is Born in Uruguay

Americas Rugby News April 18, 2018 Others, Uruguay 1 Comment 204 Views

The era of professional rugby has begun in Uruguay writes Ignacio Chans. A revolutionary new age of rugby in the South American country is here. Some 15 Teros players have now been training on a full-time basis at the High Performance Center in the Estadio Charrúa for the past two weeks.

In what is the first step in preparation for the 2019 World Cup, Uruguay’s players are to now be afforded comparable opportunities to their neighbors across the Río de la Plata. These same players are to form the basis of Uruguay’s professional rugby teams.

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Full article: http://www.americasrugbynews.com/2018/04/18/professional-rugby-is-born-in-uruguay/
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Re: New South American Profession Rugby Competition

Postby neiliog93 » April 23rd, 2018, 11:38 am

Interesting, even Argentina don't have a professional set-up outside Super Rugby (although I gather that the top amateur guys in Argentina who sometimes feature in the international squad are effectively pros, a bit like top GAA players in Ireland).
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