Top 13 of the URBA: Buenos Aires put Newman in trouble, he seeks to continue in the category and everyone talks about his virtues
In the URBA championship there is no place to relax or underestimate your rivals. Last date, San Luis killed Alumni, the protagonist of the tournament. Los Tilos, another of those fighting for relegation, was one minute away from beating Hindú. Buenos Aires CRC, one of those who rose in 2019 and had to wait until 2021 to compete for the pandemic, going through its best stretch of the season. This Saturday, on a cold and windy afternoon put Newman on the ropeswho solved it with the work of his pack of forwards.
“It was a very strange game because of the wind issue. There were many kicks and little play. We are angry, but surely thinking coldly we will get positive things. We battled the pointer, we were three points away and it’s not little”, admitted Pellandini, one of the hosts of the venue. The scrum half participated in the American Rugby Super League with Jaguares XV, he was Pumita and today with his mischievousness and self-confidence he represents the style of his club.
Newman came out to play the first half with the aim of putting the game in the rival field. With the wind in your favor Gonzalo Gutierrez Taboadawho returned after being absent due to injury for the last few dates, he cornered his rival and contributed his usual aim: added 12 points during the first forty minutes. With inaccuracies in the line-out and many management errors on both sides, the process was closed and rubbed. While Newman added with the foot of his 10, the local did it with tries. At 22′, Francisco Ibarra supported after a pass from Pellandini and at 28′ the scrum half assisted captain Agustín Lamensa in an exquisite way so that he could score his own. Contrary to Gutiérrez Taboada’s effectiveness, Agustín Peirano missed his three shots to the posts, with a headwind. “We can pay very dearly for these”, a supporter of the San Fernando team was heard murmuring, when he missed an accessible penalty on the last ball of the first half.
In the second half, the Cardinal, who usually uses his backs as an attacking weapon, closed the game with his forwards. The scrum improved with the entry of Luciano Borio and the line with that of Jerónimo Ureta. The team with the most tries in the tournament -56- only conceded one as a result of the push from the maul, which forced the penalty try. Buenos Aires suffered its own indiscipline and finished with 17 penalties and three yellow cards. Despite the numerical inferiority, he went to look for him, Peirano adjusted his aim and He was one shot away from his fourth consecutive victory. An unthinkable scenario for most, after losing in nine of his first ten presentations.
“From the first date we showed that we have what. We propose a lot, we like to play. The results were not given to us at first, but sooner or later they would arrive. We trust in that, in our game. Despite the fact that the results did not come, we continued to play our own game and luckily we had three victories and today we were just there”, explained the scrum midfielder.
The best version of Buenos Aires is seen when he moves the ball outside. It has young and daring players who dare to take risks beyond mistakes. “It is our DNA. We propose a dynamic game, we have sharp backs and forwards who put the ball forward. By throwing the ball out we become strong”, analyzed Pellandini, who along with Ramiro Costa and Tomás Acosta Pimientel were part of the UAR system in different teams. The three of them, along with Alfonso Latorre, were part of the URBA team that last year won the Seven of the Republic in Paraná. In that contest, they were the club that contributed the most players to the champion squad. In the current Top 13, 30 of the 41 tries in his favor were supported by backs and only his rival who faced him today scored more through his three quarters -35-.
With that daring Buenos Aires is excited to maintain the category in a close fight they have with Regatas Bella Vista, Los Tilos, San Luis and Pucará. Meanwhile, Newman remains on top in the fight for the semifinals. He doesn’t look like he did in the first stage of the championship, but, like last weekend against SIC, he showed the temperament to get through a match that didn’t look good for him. These tests will serve to forge his character.