In an epic match, CUBA defeated at the close of the match Newman 16-15, thanks to the try of Lucas Piña, and got into the grand finale of URBA Top 12 in search of the title.
In the first part of the meeting, the May Village they managed to get into their rival’s territory, but couldn’t score points that easily. This if it happened to Cardinal, since with the effectiveness of Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboada managed to get up on the scoreboard.
CUBA suffered his own indiscipline both in his own field and in that of Newman, something that was noticed in the result despite the good executions he had Mark Moroni. The good defense of both teams made the changing rooms empty in terms of tries.
In addition, the game became more physical where the forwards were the main protagonists both in attack with the defensive face. Moroni He was very effective again and put his team only three points behind, but Gutierrez Taboada He widened the lead again.
The meeting continued to be very close and with the passing of the minutes it seemed even more. In the middle of the second half, Francisco Patrono saw the yellow card that left CUBA with one less player that seemed to be the turning point for Newman increase lead.
The Cardinal He had some opportunities to be able to do it but they couldn’t. Those of May Village They began to play against the clock and in the last 10 minutes they put the chip on the attack and focused on scoring a try.
When everything kept getting blacker to CUBA, those of Benavidez committed three consecutive penalties in extreme defense, which made James wright finished with a yellow card. With patience and tranquility, Lucas Pineapple he found the necessary hole to be able to dive into the ingoal and score the only try of the match to achieve victory.
Everything was at the foot of Benjamin Gutierrez Meabe that he did not miss and put his team up on the scoreboard for the first time. Newman managed to get the ball after kick-off, but committed a penalty in the middle of the court that caused the referee to mark the end of the game and declare to CUBA as the first finalist of the URBA Top 12, which now must wait for what happens this Sunday between SIC and Hindú to meet his rival.
NEWMAN (15): 1. Alberto Rolando Porolli, 2. Marcelo Brandi, 3. Mariano Urtubey, 4. Jerónimo Ureta, 5- Alejandro Urtubey, 6. Mateo Montoya, 7. Miguel Urtubey ©, 8. Belgrano Gurmendi, 9. Lucas Marguery, 10. Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada, 11. Agustín Gosio, 12. Tomás Keena, 13. Felipe Freyre, 14. Francisco Montoya, 15. Juan Bautista Deireaux
Substitutes: 16. Rodrigo Pueyrredón, 17. James Wright, 18. Luciano Borio Peñaloza, 19. Pablo Francisco Cardinal, 20. Teófilo Garay, 21. Féliz Branca, 22. Florencio Llerena, 23. Jerónimo Ulloa.
Changes: 10 ‘Luciano Borio for Mariano Urtubey, 22’ James Wright for Alberto Porolli and Jerónimo Ulloa for Felipe Montoya
Coaches: Alfredo Cordone, Marcelo Torres and Javier Urtubey
CUBA (16): 1. Nicolás Solveyra, 2. Enrique Devoto, 3. Estanislao Carullo, 4. Santiago Uriarte, 20. Lucas Piña, 6. Lucas Maguire, 7- Segundo Pisani ©, 8. Benito Ortiz de Rozas, 9. Rafael Iriarte, 10. Rodrigo Ávalos, 11. Bentamín Ocampo, 12. Felipe De La Vega, 13. Bautista Casaurang, 14. Marcos Young, 15. Marcos Moroni
Substitutes: 16. Facundo Aguirre, 17. Juan Pedro Garoby, 18. Jerónimo Conte Grand, 19. Francisco Patrono, 21. Nicolás Quadri, 22. Benjamín Gutiérrez Meabe, 23. Pedro Mastroizzi, 24. Facundo Fontán.
Changes: 16 ‘Benjamín Gutiérrez Meabe for Marcos Young, 25’ Francisco Patrono for Marcos Moroni
Coaches: Tomás Cóppola, Agustín Benedicto and Federico Sala
FIRST TIME POINTS: 7 ‘Penalty converted by Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada (N), 9’ Penalty converted by Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada (N), 17 ‘Penalty converted by Marcos Moroni (C), 21’ Penalty converted by Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada (N), 24 ‘Penalty converted by Marcos Moroni (C), 39 ‘Penalty converted by Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada (N).
Partial Result: Newman 12-6 CUBA
SECOND TIME POINTS: 10 ‘Penalty converted by Marcos Moroni (C), 25’ Penalty converted by Gonzalo Gutiérrez Taboada (N), 38 ‘Try by Lucas Piña converted by Benjamín Gutiérrez Meabe (N).
Final Result: Newman 15-16 CUBA
WARNED: ST: 26 ‘Francisco Patrono (C), 35’ James Wright (N).
REFEREE: Thomas Bertazza
BASKETBALL COURT: ALMOST