Rugby Top 10, Rovigo champion of Italy! Padua ko

Rugby Top 10, Rovigo champion of Italy! Padua ko
Rugby Top 10, Rovigo champion of Italy! Padua ko

The FemiCz subverts the prediction and beats the Argos on his field with a goal granted by the Tmo in the last action. Party in front of about 2,000 spectators admitted according to Covid regulations

More exciting than that, you die. FemiCz Rovigo subverts the prediction, beats Argos Petrarca on his field in the final of the Peroni Top 10 championship with a goal granted by the Tmo in the last action and is crowned champion of Italy. At the Plebiscito stadium, in front of about 2,000 spectators admitted according to Covid regulations, he won 23-20 on rivals who came first in the regular season and twice winners in direct clashes. A rematch of the final ten years ago, with fields and forecasts reversed, then won 18-14 by the Paduan. For Rovigo it is the 13th title in a series that began in 1951. In the roll of honor it reaches Padua on the third step of the podium, behind Benetton Treviso (15) and Amatori Milano (18).

First half

Rovigo attacks from 1 ‘, but does not break through thanks to the iron defense of Petrarca, who at the first opportunity goes to the goal. Lyle’s splendid 50/22 kick that ends in flag, touch for Padova, maul and the hooker Cugini crushes, goal validated by the tmo and then transformed (7-0). Zini almost concedes an encore of 50/22, Menniti moves forward to save, melee at 10 meters for Petrarca, Rovigo comes out of the dangerous situation by finding a foul in closed position. Out at 19 ‘the author of the goal Cugini and the scrum of Rovigo becomes even more dominant, while Antl at the opening hole with imagination the opposing line. On one of these actions Bacchetti wastes a 2 against 1 to the winger with Vian, but Rovigo goes down (7-3) for a foul in the ruck, Menniti scores. On the kick-off Lylle restores the distance (10-3) due to a foul by Vian. At 31 ‘the action that changes the face of the first half. Break by Antl supported by Ferro, Tebaldi immolates himself 5 meters from the goal to save her, but gets a yellow card. Rovigo plays the free kick and enters with Davide Ruggeri, then elected man of the match, on pick and go, Menniti transforms, it is the overtaking (10-13). At the last action the scrum of Rovigo wins the second foul and the 16-10 kick.

Second half

Petrarca enters the field with another attitude and, thanks also to Faiva and the most performing changes, closes Rovigo for over half an hour in his half of the field. At 5 ‘a break by Tebaldi is saved at the last by Menniti with an interception. At 15 ‘after 12 phases of pick and go from penaltouche, due to a foul by Rovigo in the scrum that with Swanepoel out is no longer dominant, Faiva signs the overtaking scoring under the posts (17-16). At 21 ‘, 25’ and 28 ‘, three other goal actions that yield only one kick (20-16). Petrarca does not deliver the coup de grace and so Rovigo from 32 ‘installs himself in the opponents 22 meters with a penaltouche. The tmo first denies the try to Cadorini on a combination from touch with Greeff. Then he gives it to the South African Greeff, as in the semifinal with Calvisano, who marks the decisive goal at the end after an endless series of pick and go. 23-20, Rovigo champion of Italy. More exciting than that …

June 2 – 9:10 pm

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