Newman beat ALMOST by 34 to 21 in the URBA rugby return. Those of Benavídez had in Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada and Agustín Gosio to the two figures of the meeting.
In an entertaining encounter, the Cardinal was more than his rival and made it clear from the start of the game. The try of the endless “Canario” Gosio at four minutes put the local ahead, on a sunny but windy afternoon.
CASI, led by Agustín Figuerola, tried to subdue Newman with the game of his forwards. The power of the academic pack gave dividends to those of San Isidro, who reached the try after 25 minutes of play with a nice conquest by hooker Bautista Bernasconi, after a good attack from the blind side.
Newman felt the blow and returned to take the reins of the party. First with a try from Lucas Montoya, in a good play by the end and then with a penalty from Gutiérrez Taboada to widen differences and go to rest 17 to 5.
The story in the add-on was not very different. Newman continued to have the initiative and With two tries by Gutiérrez Taboada, plus another conquest by Gosio, he began to close the match in his favor. For the ALMOST, the try of the debutant, Matías Phelan, would be his moment of greatest joy, but it would not be enough to reverse history in Benavídez.
The victory for the locals was just and deserved, in a day that, beyond the results, will remain in the memory for having scored the long-awaited return of the URBA Top 12.