In a stunning turn of events, Brazil’s women’s rugby team, As Yaras, achieved a historic victory over Colombia’s Las Tucanes, securing their place in the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 in England. This marks the first time Brazil has defeated Colombia in seven attempts, overcoming a significant ranking gap and a history of previous defeats.

Leading up to the match, Brazil had lost all six prior encounters with Colombia and were ranked 25 places below them in the World Rugby Women’s Rankings. Despite these odds, Brazil dominated the South American play-off held in Luque, demonstrating remarkable skill and resilience.

The match saw Brazil taking control from the outset. Iris Coluna, Isadora Lopes, Eshyllen Coimbra, and Aline Mayumi each scored tries, propelling Brazil to a 22-8 lead by halftime. Colombia showed signs of a potential comeback in the second half, but Brazil’s defense held strong.

In the final quarter, Yasmin Soares and Mariana Nicolau crossed the whitewash, securing Brazil’s 34-13 victory and extinguishing Colombia’s hopes of a rally. This win not only marks a significant milestone for Brazilian women’s rugby but also ensures their debut at the prestigious World Cup in 2025.

The victory is a testament to Brazil’s growth and determination in the sport, promising an exciting future as they prepare to compete on the world stage.

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