International Rugby: South America U18 tournament in Chiclayo, Peru

South America U18 rugby

Mexico U18 centre #12 scoring one of his three tries in the international game versus Venezuela in Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru © J. Ashley Nixon

Mexico U18 centre #12 scoring one of his three tries in the international game versus Venezuela in Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru
© J. Ashley Nixon

The South America B Under 18 rugby tournament got underway today with games between Mexico and Venezuela and host nation, Peru playing Colombia. Both games turned out to be pretty one-sided affairs on a fabulous, rugby-specific, artificial turf at San Jose College, Chiclayo, Lambayeque.

Mexico versus Venezuela

Mexico dominated with their strong pack and fast running backs to turn in a nine-try performance. Final score: Mexico 59:5 Venezuela.

Mexico forward scores against Venezuela in the South America U18 rugby tournament in Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru © J. Ashley Nixon

Mexico forward scores against Venezuela in the South America U18 rugby tournament in Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru
© J. Ashley Nixon

Peru versus Colombia

Colombia never really looked threatened in their game, despite the never-give-up effort of Peru’s Tumis, and ran in twelve tries. Final score: Peru 0-74 Colombia.

Colombia and Peru U18 in action at the South America rugby tournament, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru © J. Ashley Nixon

Colombia and Peru U18 in action at the South America rugby tournament, Chiclayo, Lambayeque, Peru
© J. Ashley Nixon

The tournament continues with two games on Wednesday, Aug 24 and then on Saturday, Aug 27.

For more photos from the South America U18 rugby tournament, please visit:

J. Ashley Nixon Photography

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