Argentina lodge complaint over Tokyo Sevens
March 1, 2000
Argentina Rugby Union (UAR) have sent this week to the International Board two official complaints against the Japan Rugby Union, because they have not invited the South American team to the Tokyo Sevens - round nine of the World Sevens Series due to be played on April 1 and 2.writes Pablo Mamone
The Union contacted IRB Sevens project manager Fraser Neil because they had hoped to collect more points in the circuit ranking. Argentina is one of the founders of the circuit and last January held in Mar del Plata one of the main stages of the circuit. In addition Argentina will hold next year Sevens World Cup in Mar del Plata.
Fraser Neil promised an asnwer later this week after the IRB meeting in Singapore.
According to the Japanese Rugby Union official web site the competiting teams are: Australia, Canada, Chinese Taipei, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, USA and Japan.
Argentina has played in all tournaments except Dubai and hold 7th place in the ranking with 32 points after they the won the Plate in Mar del Plata, Suva and Brisbane. - Fiji lead the ranking with 128 follow by New Zealand 120, Australia 79, Samoa 70, South Africa 64 and Canada 36.