Peru national rugby union team
|Union||Peruvian Rugby Federation|
Argentina 44 - 0 Peru|
Peru 28 - 0 Colombia|
Paraguay 74 - 0 Peru|
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.
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.