South American Tri Nations 2024 Kicks Off RWC 2027 Qualifying

The journey to Rugby World Cup 2027 begins in earnest with the 2024 South American Tri Nations. This year's edition of the tournament takes on added significance as it doubles as the opening round of qualifiers for the region. Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay will battle it out for the right to advance to the next stage of qualifying and keep their RWC 2027 dreams alive.

South American Tri Nations History

The South American Tri Nations has been a regular fixture on the rugby calendar in recent years, showcasing the best teams from the region. However, the 2024 tournament is unlike any previous edition, as it marks the start of the Rugby World Cup 2027 qualifying process.

Previous tournaments have seen the winner progress to the next round of RWC qualifiers, setting the stage for an intense battle between the three nations. Argentina, the regional powerhouse, has already secured automatic qualification for RWC 2027, leaving Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay to fight for the remaining spots.

2024 Tournament Format and Dates

The 2024 South American Tri Nations will see Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay compete in a round-robin format. Each team will play the others once, with the tournament winner advancing to the next stage of RWC 2027 qualifying. While the exact dates and venues are yet to be confirmed, fans can expect fierce encounters as the stakes have never been higher.

The tournament is likely to take place in August or September, allowing the winner ample time to prepare for the next qualifying round. The host nation will be determined in due course, with each country eager to maximize their home advantage.

Frontrunners to Qualify


Brazil enters the tournament as strong favorites, having consistently been one of the top-performing teams in South America. The Tupis boast a wealth of experience in their squad, with many players plying their trade in professional leagues around the world.

Under the guidance of head coach Fernando Portugal, Brazil will rely on their forward pack to lay the foundation for their attacking prowess. The likes of Robert Tenorio and Yan Rosetti will be key figures in the Tupis' bid to win the Tri Nations and keep their RWC 2027 hopes alive.


Paraguay has shown remarkable improvement in recent years, narrowing the gap to Brazil and comfortably defeating Colombia in their head-to-head encounters. Los Yacarés will be looking to build on their progress and secure a historic qualification for the next stage of the RWC 2027 qualifiers.

The Paraguayans will lean on the experience of veteran players like Renato Cardona and the raw talent of up-and-coming stars such as Carlito Ortega. If they can maintain their discipline and execute their game plan, Paraguay could well upset the odds and claim the Tri Nations crown.

Underdogs with a Shot


Colombia's rise in South American rugby has been one of the stories of the past decade. Los Tucanes have transformed from minnows to genuine contenders, even briefly overtaking Paraguay in the rankings. However, recent results have seen Colombia slip behind their rivals, and they will be eager to recapture their best form in the Tri Nations.

Colombia's hopes will rest on the shoulders of key players like Sebastian Mejia and Diver Ceballos. If they can bring their "A" game and capitalize on any mistakes from Brazil and Paraguay, Los Tucanes could spring a surprise and keep their RWC 2027 dream alive.

Notable Absentees

The 2024 South American Tri Nations will not feature Peru, Venezuela, or Ecuador. Peru and Venezuela have struggled to keep pace with the development of their regional rivals, while Ecuador hasn't played a test match since 2016.

The absence of these nations underscores the importance of the Tri Nations for Brazil, Colombia, and Paraguay. With fewer teams vying for qualification, each match takes on added significance, and the margin for error is considerably smaller.

2024 South American Tri Nations Betting Markets

Tournament Winner

Put your rugby knowledge to the test and back your pick to win the 2024 South American Tri Nations. Will Brazil justify their favorites tag, or can Paraguay or Colombia pull off a surprise victory? The tournament winner market offers the chance for a substantial payout if you can correctly predict the outcome.

Individual Match Betting

Dive into the head-to-head clashes with individual match betting. Which team will draw first blood in the opening fixture? Can Paraguay maintain their recent dominance over Colombia? These bets allow you to focus on specific matchups and test your understanding of each team's strengths and weaknesses.

Winning Margin

Think you can predict not just the winner, but by how much? Winning margin bets let you wager on whether Brazil will defeat Colombia by a narrow or comfortable margin, or if Paraguay can edge past Brazil in a tight contest. The more precise your prediction, the greater the potential payout.

Top Tryscorer

Each team has its star players capable of turning the tide with a moment of brilliance. Back the tournament's top tryscorer and follow their progress as they lead their nation's charge towards RWC 2027. Will it be a fleet-footed Brazilian winger, a powerful Paraguayan center, or a Colombian speedster who tops the try-scoring charts?

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