After the start of all the superior divisions last weekend, this Saturday they return to the field to face a new day. First A, B, C, Second, Third and Development will star on the 2nd date of each tournament. By streaming from Scrum.com you can see the meeting between Los Matreros and San Albano, from 15:30 by the First A.
Atlético del Rosario vs. Silver
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: After much waiting, La Plata had to suspend its debut against San Patricio due to the unfortunate death of Pato Roán, former President of the La Plata club. Thus, his start in the contest was postponed one more week, and in Rosario he will face Atlético, a team with which he dropped from the Top 12 in 2017 and 2019, and rose from First A in 2018. In addition, Plaza began the tournament in the Reja against Mariano Moreno with a hard-fought victory over the local team, 25 to 17, and had a lot of participation from his kicker, Martín Elías.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: A priori they arrive as the maximum candidates to be promoted, by history, establishments and structures more related to the Top 12 than to the promotion categories. This is how they have been competing since 2017, without being able to establish themselves in the highest division for more than one season.
BACKGROUND: They have not played since the Top 12 2019, when both were widely won at home. Atlético del Rosario did it in Plaza Jewell by 39 to 24 and, for its part, La Plata in Manuel Gonnet by 47 to 12.
They complete: San Carlos vs. Pueyrredón, Champagnat vs. Olivos, Lomas Athletic. vs. Banco Nación, Curupaytí vs. Mariano Moreno, San Patricio vs. Deportiva Francesa (postponed), and Los Matreros vs. San Albano (game that can be enjoyed from 15.30 on Streaming on Scrum.com).
San Cirano vs. Hurling
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: They face two clubs that debuted with two wins last Saturday. By a lake, San Cirano thrashed Delta by 50 to 19 and is emerging as one of the candidates for promotion. Those from Villa Celina were imposed by 19 to 12 at the end of the first half and defined it with notable authority in the second half. On the other, Hurling received San Martín, one of those who came from First A and had a good performance, with a hard victory by 28 to 23.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: In the last season, San Cirano was at the door of the playoffs, a position below San Patricio who finally obtained the passage to First A. While Hurling will seek to consolidate as a protagonist, after some years without so much participation in the top positions .
BACKGROUND: They have been with some parity for two years, since they won one game each in the 2018 and 2019 tournaments. The last matches were 30 to 21 for San Cirano at Villa Celina, and 19 to 16 for Hurlingham’s at home.
They complete: Delta vs. San Fernando, San Martín vs. San Andrés, City of Bs.As. vs. Gymnastics and Fencing, Liceo Naval vs. University of La Plata, Manuel Belgrano vs. Don Bosco, and Daom vs. SITAS.
Virreyes vs. Military High School
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: They grew at a slow but steady pace, and managed to climb to First C after a remarkable competition in 2019, achieving direct promotion behind El Retiro. For Virreyes, the dream of improvement began again, with a great visitor win against the Naval Center by 14 to 13. While the Military School is one of the candidates in the category. It is a club with history that became part of URBA’s Group I, but has been relegated in 2019. In its debut, it showed its power with a resounding 51-7 win against CASA de Padua.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: A new stage began for Virreyes, integrating a very even and competitive area. The great challenge will be to be at the level for which they worked so hard. On the other hand, Liceo is one of the strongest in this category, but it comes from a weak 2019, where it won only six games and lost 20. It is going for a rematch and started in the best way.
BACKGROUND: They never shared the same category, so in First Division C they will face each other for the first time officially.
They complete: Naval Center vs. El Retiro, CASA de Padua vs. Italian Club, Lanús vs. Vicentinos, Monte Grande vs. Quilmes University Circle, Luján vs. Atlético and Progreso, and Areco vs. Old Georgian.
Argentine Rugby vs. San Miguel RHC
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: The lap could not have been better for CAR and San Miguel, who overcame their debut anxiety against difficult opponents who offered them a tough resistance. Argentino beat St. Brendan’s by 35-31 in a match that reflected a lot of parity until the end, when the locals achieved the minimum advantage. On the other hand, San Miguel did the same against Atlético Chascomús, whom they defeated 31-27 in another match marked by balance.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: Like many cases of clubs in this division, with years passing through these categories, the objective of achieving a greater base in their teams is the work they have been doing to try to grow. Both CAR and San Miguel surpassed the first step and are about to consolidate this promising start.
BACKGROUND: CAR prevailed in the 2019 duels (20-12 and 46-37) and in the second round of 2018. The only match won by San Miguel was on the road in 2018 by 28 to 19. They complete: St. Brendan’s vs. . Tigre, Del Sur Rugby vs. San Marcos, Mercedes vs. Federal Shot of San Pedro, Albatros vs. La Salle, Los Cedros vs. Las Cañas, and GE Ituzaingó vs. Athletic Chascomús.
Vicente López vs. The pines
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: They approved in the return of rugby for the points after not playing for so long. ViLo had to fight to get a minimal difference over Banco Hipotecario, 18-17, as a visitor. While Los Pinos traveled to Campana and brought four points and the ingoal with no tries against. They won 20 to 6 and travel to Vicente López where they have not triumphed for eight years
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: They are two clubs that seek to establish themselves in this division after having suffered for years the ups and downs of irregularity, results that made them alternate between Group III and Group IV of the previous URBA format.
BACKGROUND: They shared the same category in 2019, where ViLo prevailed in both matches, 26-11 and 22-18.
They complete: Los Molinos vs. City of Campana, Federal Shot of Baradero vs. Porteño, San José vs. Beromama, Arsenal Náutico Zárate vs. Varela Jr., and Ezeiza vs. Hipotecary Banc.
Berisso vs. Floresta
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: Very good start for both who won in the opening day. Berisso beat Sociedad Hebraica by 33 to 5 as a visitor and Floresta to Marcos Paz by 40 to 10. They both did it with a bonus point.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: For two clubs that worked hard to settle and stay in the URBA competition, starting with triumphs and achieving them with authority and forcefulness is very important for what is to come.
BACKGROUND: They have not played since 2018, when Floresta won the two matches in which they faced, 94 to 26 at home and 26 to 12 away.
They complete: Rivadavia de Lobos vs. Sanitary Works, Municipality of Berazategui vs. Hebraic Society, Marcos Paz vs. Glew Defenders, Atlético San Andrés vs. PAC Gral. Rodríguez. Free: Almafuerte.