Cobras XV was imposed on Coffee Growers Pro by 22-14, in the duel corresponding to the ninth round of the American Rugby Super League. In this way, the Brazilian franchise accumulated its second victory in the contest and returned to celebrate in this second round.
The Brazilian team was able to take advantage of the indiscipline of the Colombians, who returned to play for several minutes outnumbered, in the first half and made a difference of 12 before going to rest. However, Cafeteros Pro showed another face in the second half and, despite not being able to turn it around, managed to put a little suspense on the end of the match.
The meeting began with the Brazilian team taking greater prominence. The indiscipline of Cafeteros Pro, who after five minutes was cautioned by Gerson Ortiz, and the impetus of his rival submitted him to defend very close to his ingoal. And that’s why try was not long in coming. At 9 minutes into the game, a good reception and a pass from Maranhao enabled Daniel sancery, who supported without much opposition. Despite the difficulty for the final stitch, Cobras increased the difference to 12 with the maul try scored by Yan rosetti 20 minutes into the game.
This second blow managed to wake up Cafeteros Pro, who in the last 20 minutes of the first half became strong in the rival field. But the good discipline of Cobras X, and the bad one of Cafeteros Pro, reversed the situation and put the Brazilians back in control. With one more (Lautaro Simes received the yellow), Cobras XV closed the first half with a third try, this time in the hands of André Arruda.
However, something changed in the changing rooms at halftime. Cafeteros Pro made the most of the break and came out predisposed to take over the second half. This was already reflected two minutes into the match with the try under the fullback’s stick. Facundo Ferrario, who took advantage of Cobras XV’s inattention. The dominance of the Colombians during the first moments was undisputed. Just at 56 minutes, Cobras XV managed to gain a little more prominence and play in the rival field, although without too much depth.
Given the lack of definition of both teams, the match entered a gap that seemed to anticipate a wide victory for Cobras XV. But Cafeteros, like last date, did not slow down. With just seven minutes remaining, JAvier Corvalán supported and put the game 19-14. In case a little more suspense was missing, Urrutia put a saving tackle before the escape of Maranhao, who had managed to escape. However, Cafeteros Pro failed to recover and ended up losing for the second time to Cobras XV.