Brazil won the women's title in Montevideo to advance to a third Olympic Games ©Sudamérica Rugby

Brazil and Uruguay captured the respective women’s and men’s crowns at the South American rugby sevens qualifier to seal their places at next year’s Olympics in Paris.

Uruguay’s men’s team made history by reaching the Games for the first time after going unbeaten on their way to the title at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo.

With Tokyo 2020 bronze medallists Argentina, who are the dominant force in the region, already qualified for Paris 2024, Uruguay seized their opportunity on home soil, defeating Chile 12-5 in the final.

Chile were made to pay for their ill-discipline as they received a yellow card in each half to open up space for the home team to exploit.

Uruguay dominated the first half, as James McCubbin opened the scoring when he dived in under the posts, and veteran scrum-half Guillermo Litjenstein converted.

Quick thinking from Litjenstein then launched another attack as he produced a tap penalty before captain Diego Ardao touched down to make it 12-0.

Uruguay's men's team join Brazil's women's side in the celebrations in Montevideo ©World Rugby
Uruguay's men's team join Brazil's women's side in the celebrations in Montevideo ©World Rugby

Chile responded after the break with Diego Warnken wriggling past two tackles to score in the right corner.

But a second Chilean sin-binning allowed Uruguay to control possession as they secured their ticket to Paris.

Uruguay will join hosts France, New Zealand, Argentina, Fiji and Australia in the men’s tournament at the Olympics.

"This started in February 2022 with a dream," said Uruguay coach Ivo Dungojic.

"We went to the Challenger Series in Chile and qualified for the series.

"What mostly comes to mind is my family and those of the players who gave an incredible extra chasing a dream that we were able to achieve.

"But this does not stop, this continues."

Chile will compete in the World Rugby Sevens Repechage along with Brazil who came from 14-0 down at half-time to defeat Colombia 19-14 in sudden death.

Brazil’s women’s team are set for their third successive Olympics after coming out on top in the round-robin tournament in Montevideo.

They defeated Peru 27-0, Argentina 17-5 and Paraguay 27-0 on the first day before seeing off hosts Uruguay 48-0, Chile 45-7 and Colombia 38-0.

In the six games, Brazil conceded just two tries while scoring an average of 33 points per game.

Bianca Silva was the top scorer of the tournament with eight tries as Brazil racked up 34 in total.

Brazil will head to the Olympics along with New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Ireland - who qualified via the World Rugby Sevens Series - as well as hosts France.

Argentina and Paraguay will have an opportunity to join Brazil when they compete in the World Rugby Sevens Repechage.