Brazil qualify for HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2020 edition

Brazil won promotion to the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2020
Brazil won promotion to the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2020
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Brazil women's team went on to secure a spot in the 2020 edition of World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series after they went on to beat Scotland 28-19 in the final of the qualifier in Hong Kong.

Lisa Thomson scored an early first minute try to begin the proceedings for Scotland while Abigail Evans crossed over in the seventh minute as they managed 12 points before half-time but Brazil were equally good as they managed to get two tries through Aline Ribeiro Furtado (4') and Bianca Dos Santos Silva (6') that provided them with a slender two point lead heading into the break.

Rhona Lloyd gave a head start with a try in the second half but tries from Thalia Da Silva Costa (9') and Leila Cassia Dos Santos Silva (12') proved enough for Brazil who also had Raquel Cristina Kocchann kicking four conversions to complete a 28-19 victory.

"It's a little indescribable [the feeling] but we worked really, really hard for this. We just told ourselves to do everything we've been training to do and we finally did it," said vice-captain Isadora Cerullo after the game.

"It's an amazing feeling. I'm incredibly proud, not just of the 12 players at the tournament because we're a much bigger group than that. We're looking to build even more, bring in a lot of new players and show everyone that our programme is growing and that we deserve to be back on the world circuit."

Earlier, Brazil went on to beat Kazakhstan and Kenya in the play-offs to reach the final while Scotland enjoyed wins over Papua New Guinea and Japan in the quarter-finals and the semi-finals respectively.

 

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