Banco Nación received Curupaytí at its home, demonstrated its power through its backs and won the first round of the URBA First A tournament 33-20.
With an unbeatable climate to play, the home team was vastly superior from the initial kick off. Facundo Merlo Y Thomas Burtin they invoiced twice with conquests in which the physical power, speed, effectiveness at the sticks and aerial game stood out. The Hurlingham team only got to discount with two penalties converted for their opening, Matías Gigena, to leave the partial result at halftime for 33 to 6.
For the second half, the visit sought to vindicate itself through the game of its forwards and, in this way, scored two tries through Lucas Gigena Y Pablo Jazbec respectively, while during the complement the conversions were executed by the captain, Hernan Zurini. A late awakening for the visit, which despite the effort had as its winner Banco Nación by 33-20.
Nation Bank (33): 1- Gustavo Hernández, 17-Octavio Barnes, 18- Matías Scavarelli Gutierrez, 4-Lautaro Celan, 5- Guido Portalupi (C), 6- Francisco Ponzio, 8-Federico Ekmekdjian, 7- Francisco Castroviejo, 9- Guido Leone , 21- Francisco Vilardo, 11- Leonardo Casal, 12-Manuel Alfaro Torneiro, 13- Tomás Burtin, 14- Facundo Merlo, 15- Nicolás Picasso Cerdera.
Changes: 25 ‘ST Felipe Oviedo by Guido Leone.
Trainers: Nicolás Mesigos, Leandro Dolz and Diego Mastrocola.
Curupaytí (20): 17- Rodrigo Fellay, 2- Facundo Fellay, 3- Facundo Frutos, 4-Lucas Traverso, 5- Mauro Bruno, 6- Ian Unzone, 7- Marco Poggi, 8- Lucas Gigena, 9- Marcos Bianco, 25- Matías Gigena , 11-Adolfo Núñez, 12- Juan Cruz, 13- Lucas Dastugue, 14- Agustín Carballo, 15- Hernán Zurini (C).
Changes: ET: Baustista Ortiz by Lucas Traverso and Juan Guzmán by Marcos Bianco, 2 ‘Pablo Jazbec by Ian Unzue and Martín Fernández by Rodrigo Fellay, 16’ Alejandro Ponce by Agustín Carballo, and 22 ‘Sebastián Cruz by Mauro Bruno.
Trainers: Bruno Machella, Mariano Zurini and Santiago Rosalin.
POINTS IN THE FIRST TIME: 1 ‘Try by Facundo Merlo (BN), 6’ try by Tomás Burtin (BN), 16 ‘penalty by Matías Gigena (C), 27’ try by Facundo Merlo (BN), 30 ‘penalty by Matías Gigena (C), 33 ‘try by Manuel Alfaro Torneiro and converted by Nicolás Picasso Cerdera (BN), and try by Tomás Burtin converted by Nicolás Picasso Cerdera (BN).
Partial result: Banco Nación 33-6 Curupaytí
POINTS IN THE SECOND TIME: 9 ‘try by Lucas Gigena converted by Hernán Zurini (C) and 14’ try by Pablo Jazbec converted by Hernán Zurini (C).
Final score: Banco Nación 33-20 Curupaytí.
YELLOW: PT – 9 ‘Federico Ekmekdjian (BN) and 32’ Felipe Oviedo (BN). ST: 24 ‘Martín Fernández (C).
BASKETBALL COURT: National Bank.
Referee: Martín Eusebio.