In tournaments that so far are extremely even, First A, B, C, Second, Third and Development will contest their respective seventh dates.
Mariano Moreno vs. National Bank
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: They make up the lot of clubs that are in the top positions, although they are still unconsolidated in the qualifying zone. Mariano Moreno is a little behind Banco Nación, with two falls and a good victory last week over Olivos, as a visitor by 30 to 23. The banks equal the line of La Plata in fourth place, but with a difference of so many less than canaries. In the sixth day they tied as locals with Pueyrredón in 29 goals.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: In a highly contested category in which only two undefeated remain – Plaza and Champagnat – Moreno and Banco’s chances will be to focus on their good times. They both won and lost points in the final minutes, yet they showed that they are competitive. The defeats were by the slightest difference: Banco lost in Lomas by 24-23 and the La Reja team with adjusted results against Atlético del Rosario and Champagnat.
BACKGROUND: Impressive parity between both clubs, who have won eight matches each from 2003 to date. Banco Nación won the last four games between 2018 and 2019. In La Reja the locals have not won since 2017 when they did it by 27 to 20.
They complete: Pueyrredón vs. Atlético del Rosario, San Patricio vs. Curupaytí, Los Matreros vs. Lomas Athletic, San Albano vs. Champagnat, Deportiva Française vs. San Carlos, and La Plata vs. Olives.
SITAS vs. San Cirano
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: Great game in the First B. The only undefeated and leader of the division will travel to El Palomar to face SITAS, one of the clubs involved in the qualifying positions. The team led by Joaquín Lamas only lost on the fourth date when he visited Liceo Naval by 39 to 10. The rest were five victories, the last in San Martín by 26 to 22. San Cirano is very firm at the top, with five points of advantage over Manuel Belgrano and Liceo Naval. It comes from surpassing Don Bosco by 33 to 12.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: Quietly it could be a match for the final of a promotion, because two teams that aspire from the minimum to be among the semifinalists are measured. For the Villa Celina club, the visit to El Palomar will be the highest risk clash since this tournament began. At SITAS they know very well the virtues of the pointer, and they know that they have a good chance of deducting points.
BACKGROUND: Only four crashes have been registered since 2010 to date and in all of them San Cirano won. The last ones in the year 2018, by 19 to 12 and 22 to 19.
They complete: San Fernando vs. Liceo Naval, Manuel Belgrano vs. City of Bs.As., Daom vs. San Martín, Don Bosco vs. Delta RC, University of La Plata vs. Hurling, and Gymnastics and Fencing vs. Saint Andrew.
CU Quilmes vs. Military High School
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: The beginning of this year could not have been better for the Quilmes University Circle. Six wins in six games played, they are the most effective in the category and the second least beaten defense, behind the Italian Club. Just a win without the offensive bonus, which marks an ideal start for the celestial. On the sixth date they surpassed Centro Naval, by 31 to 24. Liceo Militar comes a little further behind, after losing the last two days to direct rivals, Italiano and Vicentinos. Last Saturday they fell in a very even game against Vicentinos, the other leader of the area, by 31 to 28.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: In the team of Mito Ramos y el Oso Ferré it is evident that there is an intention to have a lot of prominence and an idea aimed at seeking the only promotion. For Liceo it is a stage of renewal, with a lot of youth on the campus and a change with respect to the team that descended in 2019.
BACKGROUND: The clashes between the two were very even, which in the last 20 years faced each other 13 times, with seven successes for CUQ and six for Liceo Militar. In 2019, CUQ won on two wheels by 19-17 and 29-15.
They complete: The Retreat vs. Monte Grande, Luján RC vs. Lanús RC, Areco RC. vs. CASA de Padua, Old Georgian vs. Virreyes, Atlético y Progreso de Brandsen v. Naval Center, and Vicentinos vs. Italian Club.
Las Cañas RC vs. Argentinian Rugby
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: The team led by Gonzalo Marmo and Danilo Della Lata remains very firm, and they do not stop winning. With the sixth consecutive victory they are still the leaders together with Mercedes and they are part of the undefeated trio along with Albatros, as guard. Argentine comes from thrashing La Salle, by 54 to 15. In Las Cañas it was more difficult for them to start, since until now wins and defeats have been distributed: they achieved three in each case. On the sixth date they went to St. Brendan’s and lost 38-27.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: The locals are in seventh place and somewhat out of the qualifying zone, ten points behind fourth place, St. Brendan’s. They have to get a good result in front of the pointer, otherwise they will be at a great distance from the target. In CAR there is a planning that aims to develop an idea, which for now they are doing well and is supported by the good results.
BACKGROUND: Since 2017 they share the category in the Second Division. In 2019 they won one each, while in 2018 they tied in 41 goals and CAR won in Avellaneda by 40 to 37.
They complete: San Miguel RHC vs. Albatros, Los Cedros vs. Mercedes RC, GE Ituzaingó vs. Del Sur Rugby, Atlético Chascomús vs. St. Brendan’s, La Salle vs. Tigre RC, and Tiro Federal de San Pedro vs. San Marcos.
Los Pinos vs. The mills
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: Great start for the team led by Mariano Fernández and Chiche Funes. Six consecutive wins to be alone at the top of the category, after the fall of Porteño last Saturday. Los Pinos comes from adding a new victory as a visitor in Baradero, 38 to 14. Los Molinos was fifth in the general table thanks to a hard victory over Banco Hipotecario by 7 to 0. The curiosity is that the match ended 0 to 0 in the first forty minutes, a situation that occurred for the first time this season.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: Los Pinos hasn’t started a year that high for a long time. They are seen to be very focused and focused on seeking promotion. So far they have the least beaten defense in the division, with just 55 conceded goals in six games. For Los Molinos it is the first experience in a category higher than the one they entered in URBA tournaments. After losing their first official matches against Ciudad de Campana and Porteño, the recovery came with the victory in Varela and that of last Saturday.
BACKGROUND: They share the category for the first time so it will be the first official duel between them.
They complete: City of Campana vs. Arsenal Náutico de Zárate, Ezeiza vs. San José, Vicente López vs. Federal Shot of Baradero, Banco Hipotecario vs. Porteño, and Varela Jr. vs. Beromama
Floresta RC vs. Hebrew Society
HOW DO THEY GET THERE: If Floresta needed something to enjoy this excellent present, it was to reach the top of the tournament alone and last Saturday he got it. Atlético San Andrés’ surprise fall in Berazategui and Albo’s success in his visit to Obras, after a poor first half by 31 to 10, left them alone at the top. Sociedad Hebraica was free on the last day and will travel to the new property of Namuncurá with a record of three successes and two falls. On the fifth date they also surpassed Obras Sanitarias who still could not add any unit and close the category table with Marcos Paz.
WHAT DO THEY SEEK: Nicolás Realli and Damián De Cillis Morea know their players very well because they come from a long process of working with the different divisions of Floresta. This year, with a careful mental preparation by Alejandro Oneto, they focused on being the protagonists. Meanwhile, Sociedad Hebraica surpassed the rivals it had to defeat. He fell to two clubs that are higher in the positions, Almafuerte and Berisso. It will be a good measure for the team led by Federico Janín, to measure forces against the only leader of the tournament.
BACKGROUND: They have played since 2009 and since that date Floresta could never beat Sociedad Hebraica. They met for the last time in 2018, when Pilar’s men won by 25 to 10.
They complete: Marcos Paz vs. Municipality of Berazategui, Atlético San Andrés vs. Rivadavia de Lobos, PAC of Gral. Rodríguez vs. Almafuerte, and Glew Defenders vs. Sanitary Works ,. Free: Berisso RC