The sport has thousands of development stories and rugby no stranger to it. At least Los Pumas, who achieved many victories in the worst conditions, such as the unforgettable debut against the local team in the 2007 World Cup in France and the victory against New Zealand after the pandemic. The story of Bruno Canzonieri, the Italian youth player, is also the story of how the idea of a “school of values” is repeated in this discipline.
In the afternoon in Argentina this Saturday, September 9, Los Pumas will have their debut in France Rugby World Cup 2023 and this choice cannot be explained without talking about clubs. One of the great qualities of this team that puts it at the highest level in the world and makes it worthy of great respect from its opponents, is the ability to reinvent itself and overcome difficult situations. situation.
This nature of the national team has behind the scenes, origins, and that is the clubs that play in the different categories of rugby national. Bruno’s story is a good example of this and how friendship within a club can change the lives of many people who follow the same goal. Become a champion? Not much anymore. Be with those who fight it.
From the top team down, everyone is together
Gonzalo Peysere, vice-captain of the Italiano’s first team, and Luca Monti, player from the senior team and Bruno’s idol, accompanied the young Canzonieri throughout this process. They both talked MDZ and they recounted their experience all this time: “We see Brunito almost every day. He never misses the club and always stays to encourage the first time,” said Gonzalo. Luca, for his part, added that “it is more than Bruno and the names, the club is a family and, as we are here for the good times, we are also there for the bad or difficult things. That means that, in the end, the club We do it together, each from the activity or from the place that corresponds to him.”
Italian games in the fourth category of rugby from Buenos Aires who was a daily entertainer in the tournament but did not get the long-awaited promotion. This year, unlike the others, the team based in Bajo Flores looks like it will be promoted to Primera B, which obviously means a lot of pressure for the players who accompany Bruno in this process, but he has become an example, says Gonzalo Seen it: “Certainly the strength that has characterized Bruno in these months, that positivity and perseverance that you see in the child in progress, gives us more strength,” where Luca adding that “look at some of the videos they sent and see him smiling. and absolute praise.”
A squad waiting for your return
In addition to the senior squad, Bruno has teammates who share the locker room, training sessions, games and third period with him. The boys who are their age one day, perhaps not quite understanding it, find that Bruno can no longer play with them, that he will no longer train and he will no longer change them. Néstor Simone, coach of their category, was in charge of accompanying them in this process: “When we found out what happened to him, it was a hard blow for the whole team, because Bruno played it that game since he was four years old and many of us have known him since he was born,” he told this medium.
After that first heartbreak, it was necessary to accompany him in his recovery in order to achieve the long-awaited return. Expected by Bruno and the whole club, but above all his teammates. Last weekend, Bruno returned to play against CASA de Padua and Néstor said “it was an unforgettable moment for all of us.” The former club player and current children’s coach said “Bruno represents the values of the sport like no other. He overcame great adversity in an extraordinary way and in just five months he wore the shirt and nothing fear returned to the ring to enjoy this beautiful sport”.
A Bruno who makes the most difficult game look easy
Italiano is a “small” club, within each youth of rugby which began in 1986 in the discipline that is now paralyzing the world of France Rugby World Cup 2023. These characteristics make it work as a family, but no one in the club can explain what they experienced with Bruno as the nucleus of the family. Juliana Fuster, his mother, said that “it was a difficult process, with many ups and downs, but always strong and together,” and added that she did not consider it a struggle because “It took It’s Bruno who is too mature to play. , knowing that It depends on his recovery, which is always good and step by step.
At the same time, Juliana emphasized that for him “he never stopped playing. As much as he could, Bruno never stopped going to training, to the games of his teammates, to encourage the senior team in every game, he’s always there.” now”. He also emphasized the role of the club during all this time: “The unconditional support, togetherness and love of everyone in this beautiful rugby family is indescribable. home just to greet Bruno and accompany him. The word Thank you is missing.”
Juan Pablo, his father and Bruno’s three siblings (three boys who also play rugby in Italy and a girl who plays hockey), said that “I always felt that rugby is not just a sport, it is also a friendship and commitment. In a situation like this, everything that is asked so much is proven, it is.”
But the best testimony is that of Bruno, who experienced everything himself: “I’m very happy to play again, I didn’t expect it,” he began by explaining the MDZ. “When I entered, my heart was beating very fast. I feel like everything already happened, I was very happy and excited,” he commented, adding that for him, the rugby “It’s not just a game where you have to face and score tries, but also a place where others are there when you need them.”
The young man also emphasized the respect and support that the rugby: “It’s a game where everyone supports. When I’m not good, I get greetings from many teams, even some that I might not get along with, but they still come with me.” He added that “I couldn’t have continued without the support of my parents, my family and my friends, because they were always there for me.”