Special Report by Leandro Conde for A Rugby Life
The Brazil Women´s Team are a rising star in the South American game. As they are preppering for the IRB Women’s Sevens Series, I talked to Edna Santini and Luiza Campos, two promising players representing Brazil in the series.
ARL: How are Brazil Women's Team getting ready for upcoming IRB series competitions?
EDNA: Each series have a goal. We are building up the strengths and fixing weaknesses. If the individual skills are going well than Team will be fine. Also, the coaches are doing a great job.
LUIZA: The Team is working together in São Paulo. Training day by day to know each one of the players , focusing to grow individual skills and consolidate the Brazilian´s Game.
ARL: What are the differences between Brazil Women's Team and the principal opponents from Oceania?
LUIZA: I think that the principal difference is in the physical body composition because the athletes of the other teams have come from a rugby environment since being children. This is just happening in Brazil.
EDNA: In my opinion the South American rugby must grow in the future. If the countries does the work to grow the children bases, so the rugby will grow and greater the play will be.
ARL: What's is the message about the development of womens rugby you like to share?
EDNA: Everyone is welcome to rugby and it offers so much to you. It is more than a colour uniform or playing for a club. You must be a true player on and off the field too.
LUIZA: Girls, rugby has a lot to teach to you. Now you are in a circle, in a great family and they will support you everytime. Rugby is a life style.
ARL: Thank you and I wish good luck in the series!
To follow the ladies progress in the series, follow Edna on twitter @EdnaSantini and Luiza on Facebook at www.facebook.com/luuizacampos