Peru national rugby union team

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Peru
Perulogo.png
UnionPeruvian Rugby Federation
Nickname(s)Los Tumis
Coach(es)Pablo Vila
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Argentina Argentina 44 - 0 Peru Peru
(1958-10-11)
Largest win
Peru Peru 65 - 5 Ecuador Ecuador
(2016-16-08)
Largest defeat
Paraguay Paraguay 74 - 0 Peru Peru
(2004-10-13)

The Peru national rugby team, nicknamed los Tumis, is an emerging team in the Americas and a member of the Confederación Sudamericana de Rugby (Consur).

The national side is ranked 77th in the world (as of 29 July 2019).[1]

History[edit]

In 1958 Peru, together with Argentina, Uruguay and Chile participated in the first South American tournament, held in Santiago, Chile. Because there was no IRB-sanctioned rugby union at the time, participation was not officially accepted by Peruvian sport authorities. It would be another 39 years before the Union Peruana de Rugby was formed.

Brazil and Peru's national rugby union teams

In September, 1999 Peru participated in its first official international tournament: the first under-21 South American tournament in Asuncion, Paraguay.

In November, 2000 Peru participated in the first South American B Championship, in São Paulo, Brazil, with Brazil and Venezuela.

In 2001 they played in the qualifying rounds of the 2003 Rugby World Cup, against Brazil, Venezuela, and Colombia. Their home tie with Colombia was the first Peruvian victory on home soil in an official IRB match.

In the 2007 South American B Championship, played in Peru, Los Tumis won second place. Brazil were champions, with Colombia and Venezuela finishing third and fourth respectively.

In 2010 Peru won the South American B Championship played in Medellin, Colombia gaining their first international title.

Current squad[edit]

Squad to 2018 South American B Championship

Player Club
Aita Falconi, Luis Peru Lima Rugby Club - Universidad de Lima
Armas, Carlos Peru Alumni Rugby Club
Aysanoa, Isaías Peru Navy Warriors
Barrio de Mendoza, Lucas Peru Navy Warriors
Bauza, Jonathan Peru Flaming Lions Rugby Football Club / Newton - UPC
Carnero, Joshua Peru Alumni Rugby Club
Del Pino, Juan Pablo Argentina Univ. Católica de Córdoba
Deustua, Francisco Peru Flaming Lions Rugby Football Club / Newton - UPC
Escanes, Gustavo Argentina Palermo Bajo
Fotinias, Thanasis Peru Flaming Lions Rugby Football Club / Newton - UPC
Gómez, Adrián Peru Navy Warriors
Herrera, Christian Peru Leones de San Marcos
Mayorga, Arnold Peru Lima Rugby Club - Universidad de Lima
Medina, Diego Peru Navy Warriors
Monier, Luis Peru Lima Rugby Club - Universidad de Lima
Ramírez, Rodrigo Peru Navy Warriors
Ríos Valles, Luis Peru Leones de San Marcos
Salazar, Edu Peru Lima Rugby Club - Universidad de Lima
Santome, Christian Peru Navy Warriors
Socualaya, Emerson Peru Leones de San Marcos
Soria, José Peru Flaming Lions Rugby Football Club / Newton - UPC
Suárez, Felipe Peru Flaming Lions Rugby Football Club / Newton - UPC
Tejeda, Luis Peru Lima Rugby Club - Universidad de Lima
Tello, Joaquín Peru Alumni Rugby Club
Terrones, Eduardo Peru Leones de San Marcos
Velarde-Álvarez, Sebastián Peru Lima Rugby Club - Universidad de Lima

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