By date 3 of the American Rugby Super League, Peñarol, thrashed 45-3 a Coffee Growers Pro from Colombia with the offensive bonus point and remains the leader of the competition.
The Colombian team opened the scoring at 3 minutes with a penalty from Nicolás Roger, however, at the midfield exit there was a bad reception by Cafeteros and at the pique, Tomás Inciarte took the ball and went straight to the try to apply the first blow to the spirits of the Colombians who could not maintain the advantage for a minute.
After the first try, Peñarol felt more confident and was more effective in his attacks. Thus came the second conquest in the hands of Manuel Ardao, who was located in a center position and broke the defense to reach the ingoal. The minutes that followed were Uruguayan dominance, as they had possession with the forwards and achieved the third try in the hands of pillar Matías Benítez for a 21-3 run in 22 minutes.
Cafeteros reacted hand in hand with their captain, Gonzalo García, who by dint of individual arrests put his team in front, although he always lacked the last touch to reach the try. He was close twice, first with the maul and then with an attempt by Martín Farías, but both were well stopped by the strong Uruguayan defense, who maintained the difference of 18 points at halftime.
In addition, the game became more locked, with 20 minutes of greater physical friction and little open play. Cafeteros matched the development in that section of the game, but was far from the ingoal in that section. He could not even prevail when he had one more player for the yellow to Eric Dos Santos, who hit his rival. On the contrary, Facundo Gattas supported the offensive bonus try when there were still 14 men on the court.
In the last 20 minutes there were the biggest differences. The Colombian team fell in physical intensity and that was taken advantage of by the winning team, which made differences with the backs: first by opening the game to the lead for wing Mateo Viñals to support twice and then, Manuel Nogues, playing a quick penalty to throw himself head to the rival ingoal.
From the result it was a comfortable victory for Peñarol who had moments of good play and relied on the difference he had in the first half, held out when he had to and again made differences in the closing. For their part, Cafeteros showed some positive signs with the scrum, an offensive intention with dynamics, but which failed in the last meters.