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Brazilian national Rugby team plays the second exhibition match against Mexico in Santo André, SP

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 14:18
Tupys beat the Mexican serpents by 50 X 14 in São José dos Campos Tupys beat the Mexican serpents by 50 X 14 in São José dos Campos

Rugby is a sport that has been slowly winning many fans. And with a match involving the Brazilian team in metropolitan São Paulo, it's even easier to fall in love with Rugby.

The men's team, sponsored by Topper, will compete in the second exhibition match against Mexico next Saturday, April 20, at Bruno José Daniel Stadium in Santo André city, metropolitan São Paulo. The first match took was held on April 16, at Martins Pereira Stadium in São José dos Campos. In a match with over 5,000 supporters, the Mexican men's team was defeated by 50 X 14. The exhibition match was the first of the Heineken Challenge, a series of two preparatory matches for the first division South American Championship, called Consur A.

The tournament is considered the most important sport in the continent and will be held between April 27 and May 4 in the cities of Temuco (Chile) and Montevideo (Uruguay), and will also serve as a round for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

"This type of match is a better training for the team. If the team is well trained, it gets better results, which kindles in people an increased interest in sports we're investing in", says Eduardo Oliveira, from Topper's Sports Marketing department.

Interested?

So check out this live competition at Bruno José Daniel Stadium in Santo André city, on April 20 at 4 PM, or follow the game on SportTV channel and on Bradesco Esportes FM radio.

For more information, please visit www.brasilrugby.com.br.
Alpargatas is a company of Camargo Corrêa Group.

Olympic sport

Played by teams of seven players, Rugby Sevens is a variation of the traditional Olympic rugby, known as Union and practiced by teams of 15 players. This variation is popular in Argentina, Europe and Oceania, and will be played at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
Topper is a sponsor of all teams of the Brazilian Rugby Confederation (CBRu) since 2009.

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