New Zealand Embassy Brasilia, Brazil

The impossible is happening

Brazil rugby players trainning with Canterbury's assistance

The CBRu (Brazil Rugby Union), the Crusaders Franchise Limited (Crusaders) and the Canterbury Rugby Union have agreed a contract until 2017, aimed at improving the tecnical skills of Brazil´s national rugby teams for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and for the future.

The Crusaders is a professional rugby team from New Zealand, and is the most successful in the history of the Super Rugby, which is the largest rugby tournament in the southern hemisphere. New Zealand´s men´s national team, the All Blacks, won the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand last October.

In this agreement, Crusaders/CRFU will make available to CBRu qualified full-time coaches and technicians to assist the planning and implementation of a high performance programme for men´s and women´s rugby in Brazil. Rugby will return to the Olympics in 2016, in the form of Sevens - a fast, shorter-version of the full game. Along with the All Blacks success, the New Zealand´s women´s team is the world champion while the men´s Sevens team won the IRB World Sevens Series in 2011-2012. 

We are very optimistic about this unprecedented alliance for rugby Brazil, CBRu said. 



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