Peru national rugby union team

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).

Peru
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Los Tumis
UnionPeruvian Rugby Federation
Head coachPablo Vila
First colours
Second colours
World Rugby ranking
Current72 (as of 16 January 2023)
Lowest77 (29 July 2019)
First international
Argentina Argentina 44 - 0 Peru Peru
(1958-10-11)
Biggest win
Peru Peru 65 - 5 Ecuador Ecuador
(2016-16-08)
Biggest defeat
Paraguay Paraguay 74 - 0 Peru Peru
(2004-10-13)

The national side is ranked 72nd in the world, as of 16 January 2023.[1]

HistoryEdit

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.

RecordsEdit

OverallEdit

Opponent Played Won Lost Drawn % Win
  Argentina 1 0 1 0 0.00%
  Brazil 9 0 9 0 0.00%
  Chile 1 0 1 0 0.00%
  Colombia 17 8 9 0 47.05%
  Costa Rica 5 5 0 0 100.00%
  Ecuador 5 5 0 0 100.00%
  Guatemala 1 1 0 0 100.00%
  Paraguay 5 0 5 0 0.00%
  Uruguay 1 0 1 0 0.00%
  Venezuela 18 6 12 0 33.3%
Total 63 25 38 0 39.68%

Current squadEdit

Squad to 2018 South American B Championship

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's Rankings | World Rugby".