With the most diverse landscape in the world, South America offers a wealth of possibilities for touring teams. Icy glaciers in the south, the majestic Andes mountain range and the plains of the Pampas, the lush rain forests of the north; the continent has a variety of backdrops for an unforgettable touring experience. Sport, and particularly football, plays a very important part in the lives of South Americans. Rugby has long enjoyed a popular following and while the world at large will be most familiar with Argentina’s national team, the Pumas, Uruguay and Chile are also firm followers of the oval ball. Hockey also enjoys significant exposure in South America and is Argentina’s most popular sport for women.