The American Rugby Super League continued with Peñarol triumph 26-22 against Selknam, achieved the fourth consecutive victory in the contest and remains among the top of the standings as a firm candidate for the title. The Uruguayans took revenge last year, when before the suspension of the tournament, they had fallen against the trans-Andean team.
As soon as the game started, Peñarol set off the alarms in Selknam with a try at the beginning that had as protagonist Manuel Ardao who ran and evaded the tackles and put the team ahead 7-0. Nevertheless, Matías Garafulic received an unrivaled pass in front of Patricio baronio on the extreme right to leave the difference in two.
Later, the franchises failed to break the lines and the oval was mostly stuck in the middle of the court. In addition, there were a lot of errors in the continuity of passes that cost them in several scrums for both. The Uruguayan team went to rest 13-5 up.
At the start of the second half, the teams continued very tight without finding spaces to reach the Ingoals. Despite this, the team led by Paul bouza pressed and took rival territory until the desired penalty arrived and after 15 minutes without points, Martín Roger cut the drought and Peñarol was 16-5.
A priori, Selknam woke up and after a special pass that left him unmarked Nicolas GarafulicHe did not hesitate to jump into the ingoal to warn the Uruguayans who were approaching. They knew how to be within a point thanks to a successful penalty for the opening. Despite the effort made, Manuel Ardao converted his double and left partially 26-15 to the locals. With a nail-biting ending Raimundo Martinez he surprised in a maul try to give a small dose of hope to his compatriots who fought until the end, but did not reach. The Uruguayan team remains undefeated and took the match 26-22.