After a wait of almost two years without official competitions, On Sunday, August 8 from 4:30 p.m., the URBA women’s rugby players will return to the fields. Complete fixture of the First Wheel.
There will be two different modes of tournament dispute. On the one hand, in the format “Ten”, there will be two zones made up of six teams cadd one. The Zone A It will be made up of Lanús, SITAS, La Plata, Centro Naval, Porteño and Atlético San Andrés, while in the Zone B will be City of Buenos Aires, Banco Hipotecario, Municipality of Berazategui, Guernica, Marcos Paz and Manzanares.
The second of the formats determined by the URBA’s area of competence, will be under the mode “Seven”, in which the teams will also be organized in two zones, with five teams each. The Zone A It will be made up of Ezeiza, La Salle, House of Padua, San Miguel and Vicente López, while in the B will be GEI, University of La Plata, Municipality of Avellaneda, UTN Haedo and Tigre RC.
The President of URBA, Santiago Marotta, enthusiastically highlighted the start of the Women’s Rugby activities: “We are very happy with the girls’ return to the official championships. The competition is a great incentive for the players to be able to resume and enjoy the game again, after the lack of activity that we suffered as a result of the pandemic ”.
For its part, Mariángeles Mansilla, member of the Union CD and President of the Women’s Rugby Subcommittee, highlighted: “The happiness we have for the return of official competitions is immense, after not playing for so long. We look forward to a return to activities progressively and, above all, safely ”.
With the start of the women’s championships, the 91 URBA clubs in all their superior categories. The Union organizes 450 games every weekend, mobilizing more than 40 thousand players in all its divisions, 350 official referees and more than 5000 volunteers.
The mandatory compliance protocols for the clubs will be very strict this season and they contemplate that the matches must be held without the public present, without third halves or camaraderie lunches and without the use of changing rooms, in addition to general ones such as social distance, use mandatory chinstrap and hand hygiene when entering the club premises. It is emphasized that the protocols and restrictive measures could be gradually made more flexible, to the extent that the health authorities so provide.