After the successful North American tour, it was Cougars 7s They are ready to face the Asian stage. The 8th and 9th tournament (the other week in Singapore) of the season includes a very challenging, from acclimatization to the venue, the favorite mark and the difficult match that will have Fiji And Samoatwo powers, plus Canada in the group. “The focus will be on continuing to strengthen the game system and enjoying every moment of this round. We have a very difficult region. Canada’s last two games have been tough for us; Fiji and Samoa have a lot of physical toughness and intensity in all of their aspects.” Santiago Alvarez FourcadeHe is one of those who presented a new look and participated in the captains’ pictures.
Gaston Revol, one of the great leaders, will be present again after a physical problem that caused him to lose the title in Vancouver. With his experience, he knows that they will not be able to relax or reduce the intensity of staying ahead. “We know it’s difficult to start like all leagues. The area is complicated with even matches being decided by details. We’re having a good time, but we also know we can’t slack off because this is where things can turn out differently.“.
The requirements for the Hong Kong tournament also include adjusting to the venue after a long trip. If North America is the favorite stage for the Pumas 7s, Asia presents the biggest challenges so all players are in tune. Several conditions must be met. In Hong Kong, it was said that boys were drunk many times. We’re trying to find a way to get through it together.” Santiago Gomez Cora a few weeks ago on ESPN. “We always talk about this learning curve in the game, in coexistence and in the time zone. The sun part of the moon is very complicated and always if there are some different bacteria orbiting aroundyou are weak and you sleep badly, you get sick and it leaves you too weak for the athletic level to play on the weekend, ”added the coach. The results of the Pumas 7s in Hong Kong support what Gómez Cora suggests: Only in the 2003/2004 season did they pass the quarter-final barrier. This season was given the peculiarity that it will be the second time that it will be played in Southeast China.
He will start appearing at 4:52 on Friday against Canada, an opponent they beat three times they faced each year. On Saturday they will face Samoa starting at 1:16 and closing Group A against Fiji starting at 5:35. In addition to complicating the opponents, the virtual cross will come out in the quarter-finals against selections from New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and Kenya. The All Blacks 7s lead the standings with 120 points, 12 ahead of the Pumas 7s, the Sentinels.
Regarding the team, the main novelty is the lack of Tobias Wade, an important player in leadership and in the game with the feet. The graduate recovers from a sore back and takes his place Thomas Lisazzo, a player with different characteristics, with long strides and speed that can make a difference. Will return too Santiago Vera Fieldabsent in Vancouver, who will definitely play Wade.
Hong Kong’s Big Seven Concert. A traditional tournament that everyone historically wanted to win. The audience is always accompanied and the color of the stands makes it a special theatre. This will be the first time in the 46 years of the tournament that men and women will play on the same weekend.. After the title in Vancouver, the Pumas 7s will be looking to gain a foothold in terrain that has always been challenging for them.