December 21, 2013
RUGBY — URBA Top 14Sunday, October 27, 2013
CUBA cuts a 43-year wait
Lifts trophy after beating Hindú
CUBA defeated Hindú 11-9 yesterday at CASI’s stadium to clinch its first URBA Top 14 title in 43 years. Bautista Güemes scored the last minute penalty that gave the victory to the team from Villa de Mayo.
CUBA clinched the URBA Top 14 title yesterday after beating Hindú 11-9 in the final with a last minute penalty at CASI’s stadium in San Isidro.
Bautista Güemes scored a penalty one minute before the end of the match to give the victory to the team from Villa de Mayo, which has not won a title since 1970.
It was the 14th title for CUBA, which began the second half losing 9-3 and turned around the result to celebrate again after 43 years.
Matías Moroni, who scored the only try of the match, said that the was confident of winning the game despite losing 9-3 in the beginning of the second half.
“We knew that if we improved in the second half we could turn around the result. They made mistakes and we took advantage of that. This is madness,” said Moroni after the game.
Lucas Maguire, one of the key players of the match, said: “In the first half we started playing with all we had and we got tired. That’s why Hindú went ahead. In the second half we played on their side of the field. And we got the victory.”
LEAGUE WORLD CUP. Australia lined up an easier route to the Rugby League World Cup final when it beat host side England 28-20 in an entertaining tournament opener at Millennium Stadium yesterday.
Most of the Kangaroos hadn’t played for more than a month and found themselves 10-0 down after 20 minutes. But that’s when they finally clicked and scored four successive tries to lead 22-10 soon after halftime.
Meanwhile, Italy showed its shock 15-14 win over England was no fluke when it swamped Wales 32-16 in its World Cup debut.
Herald with agencies