Rematch Padua, Rovigo beaten in extremis. And Covid returns to worry …

In the rematch of the championship final, Petrarca beats FemiCz 27-25 at the last second. However, the bogey pandemic returns to the championship with 2 postponed races

Petrarca Padova against FemiCz Rovigo takes the revenge of the final scudetto in the same way in which he had lost it: winning in comeback at the last action (27-25). The Covid nightmare returns to the Italian rugby championship with two matches postponed, Lazio-Calvisano and Lyons-Colorno. These are the salient themes from the 7th matchday of the Peroni Top 10, played between Friday and Sunday between the Azzurri commitments

breathtaking derby

As in a Dante’s retaliation, Petrarca makes his 171st championship derby against Rovigo 5 months after the mocking (for the Paduan) and sublime (for the Rovigo players) in which he had had to give his rivals the championship for the overtaking goal , scored by Carel Greef in the last action, then transformed by Andrea Menniti Ippolito (23-20). This time the goal to the last action, on a grouping advancing from a penaltouche, is marked by the promising Petrarchian hooker Tommaso Di Bartolomeo (born in 2001) and the sniper Cameron Lyle transforms from the corner for the final 27-25. Rovigo leads in the result 74 minutes out of 80 (5 ‘is under in the first half), thanks to a good possession and occupation with tactical kicks, but does not translate the supremacy into sufficient points. The mistakes of his rivals thank him when they take the game in hand (stolen touche at 5 meters just before the decisive one). Thus the race comes in the balance until the last. A nice derby for intensity and rhythm, net of the many gestural errors. It is the sixth consecutive in the arc of three seasons finished like this, or with a gap of less than 7 points. A sign of great balance. Petrarch remains the only unbeaten player, Rovigo is in crisis (third consecutive defeat) and in 4th place paired with Fiamme Oro, the next opponent.

covid bugbear

Gold Flames which in one of the other two matches of the 7th round give the illusion of hitting the feat at Valorugby. A burning 13-0 start, however, was thwarted by the Emilian comeback and the collapse in the second half (partial 24-5). In goal for Valorugby again the son of art Tomas Dominguez, this time in his role as scrum half. But the other salient fact of the day is the postponement of two games. Added to Mogliano-Rovigo (1st day) now they make three. They will be recovered on November 27, the day of recoveries inserted by remembering the complicated situation of the last championship. We are not at those levels, when the postponement of 2-3 games per round was the rule, but the Covid bugbear also looms over the Top 10, despite the fact that players and professionals are vaccinated.

the point

Results: Petrarca-Rovigo 27-25, Valorugby-Fiamme Oro 36-18, Viadana-Mogliano 35-13; postponed Lazio-Calvisano, Lyons-Colorno

Classification: Petrarca 32 points; Valorugby Emilia 27; Colorno 20 *; Fiamme Oro and Rovigo * 16, Calvisano * and Viadana 14; Mogliano * 10, Lyons * 9; Lazio 3.

Next round: Friday 19/11 advance on RaiSport at 20.30 Calvisano-Viadana; Sunday 21/11 at 2 pm Lazio-Lyons, Colorno-Petrarca; 3 pm Rovigo-Fiamme Oro, Mogliano-Valorugby.

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Rematch Padua, Rovigo beaten in extremis. And Covid returns to worry …