The Tucanes will have a top-level challenge in Canada, what’s it about?

06:12 p.m

Rugby women do not want lose momentum which it has achieved in Colombia in recent years, which is why in 2023 it wants to continue to show its development and the first stage in which it will do so will be in Vancouver, Canada. There, the national team will be part of the 12 teams that will face each other on the World Tour, which begins on Friday.

There will be 12 players Those representing the 19 country that centered in Castilla’s sports unit before the trip to Canada. Among the travelers there Five Antioqueñas: Valentina Tapias, Sofia Granados, María Arzuaga, Camila Lopera and Laura Mejía.

The group was completed by players from Bolivar, Valle del Cauca, Risaralda, Bogota and Norte de Santander.

Colombians are part of group A with New Zealand, Fiji and Great Britain.

“We want to train against teams of our own level and this arena is a space to see how we’re doing and assess the work we’re doing in the process of revamping the national team,” Tokanes coach Lisette Martinez said.

Among these new faces is Angela Alzate, a player from Risaraldenes who hopes Colombia will continue the path of growth in this field, as the country has already gone to the Games. Olympic and global.

“We go with the expectation of having fun and continuing to learn in a top level tournament,” he said.

Valle del Cauca’s Karina Michelle Bagüi also indicated the tricolor’s participation in this circuit. “I’m so excited, so grateful for all the growth I’ve had in the last year with rugby and I hope it’s possible See reflex in this tournament.”

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Colombia will appear on Friday at 1:00 PM (our time) when they take on New Zealand and will play again that day, at 7:00 PM, against Fiji.

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