It’s been the biggest week in Chilian Rugby history. For the first time ever the South American side have qualified for the rugby world cup.
In scenes going viral on Twitter the newly qualified side had quite rightly celebrated as the history makers they are. The passion, relief, and overall jubilation was clear to see on the faces of these true Chilian legends:
35 years in the making 🇨🇱@ChileRugby upset @USARugby to qualify for their first ever #RugbyWorldCup 👏#USAvCHL #RWC2023 pic.twitter.com/CBTgWvZYra
— RUGBYcomau (@rugbycomau) July 18, 2022
Thanks to their win over the USA, Chile have risen above both Canada and Namibia in the world rankings, settling at number 22 in the world.
The tournament is still over 12 months away, but there has been plenty of highs and lows already. With Spain having already been disqualified for fielding an ineligible player, Romania were consequently drafted in to replace them after an appeal.