Rugby union in Brazil:
Rugby union is a sport in intense development in Brazil, with an increasing popularity at universities across the country.
Rugby union is played regularly in 21 of Brazil's 26 states and in the Federal District. The sport is not widely played in schools, but is common in universities, more specifically the South, South East as well as parts of Amazon and the North East. The South East usually supplies the largest number of players to the national side. Brazil also competes in the South American Tournaments Sevens.
The ladies National team is the strongest in South America. During the latest Sevens World Cup (Dubai, 2009) it has reached the 10th position.