Under the watchful eye of two thousand spectators, the Italian Top10 final between Petrarca and Rovigo, who finally won the title by winning by a tight 23 to 20.
After a measured start with the defenses of both teams as the main protagonists, the homeowner broke the ice by Cugini. Subsequently, it was all penalties that continued to add points on the scoreboard until a yellow for Tebaldi at 31 ‘it was well used by Rovigo and, after two phases, it is Ruggeri who supports under the posts. The part before the break was 16-10 in favor of the visiting team.
During the complement, the changes gave Petrarca fresh air that after a laborious play James Faiva get the try and put yours back at the forefront of the result. However, not everything was said and at 80 ‘the moment that would define the history of the Italian champion would arrive. The rojiblancos forwards worked tirelessly, gaining ground meter by meter and finally Carel Greeff supported the ball in the rival ingoal to decree the victory and the championship of Rovigo.
Petrarch: Lyle; Coppo, Colitti, Broggin, Bettin; Zini, Tebaldi; Trotta (cap), Cannone, Catelan; Galetto, Bonfiglio; Pavesi, Cugini, Borean.
Alternates: Braggiè, Carnio, Mancini Parri, Beccaris, Ghigo, Navarra, Faiva, Panozzo.
Rovigo: Antl; Cioffi, Colonel, Uncini, Bacchetti; Menniti-Ippolito, Trussardi; Ruggeri, Lubian, Vian; Ferro (cap), Canali; Swanepoel, Nicotera, Leccioli.
Alternate: Cadorini, Pomaro, Brandolini, Sironi, Greeff, Borin, Cozzi, Visentin.