Three attempts are not enough for Zebra, who are playing a magnificent second half in Galway. As already in Newcastle and Edinburgh, Sisil and co are approaching success, while the 2021/22 season ends with a great performance that gives them a bonus point and, above all, offers many active ideas for the future.
First Half: A good start to the game for the zebras scoring goals with Trolley, and the reception against the invention at the bottom of the canal was interrupted. The first points of the match were signed by the guests, with the number 10 punishing the first Irish foul born from the excellent personal performance of the drink and the good performance of Azeli Tujuka to 5 ‘from the pitch. .
Conach regained possession in the 7th minute, after scoring in favor of the first freekick, and found the back of the net with Kieran Marmion. Captain Cardi finished the game 5-3 at 7 points.
Bring the hosts back to the Red Zone with two Italian fouls in a matter of minutes. The Italians are the authors of the best defense, defending themselves by easing the pressure. Coach Friends XV returned to the attack and scored the second goal through Murray’s second line without converting Carty.
Players in green jerseys endanger themselves with every aggressive action. The third Irish try comes after a halfway point in the first half, this time scored by a touch of Eugen Masterson.
CC and his teammates did not give up and ended the first half by forcing three consecutive free kicks at Crescendo. After a goal from Luka Bigi in the 30th minute, the guests, who had lost control of the Oval after being uncorculated from the advancing mall, finally scored with the youngest extreme Lorenzo Panini, the best player on the field.
In the galley wind, Kana did not finish the game at 7 points, with both teams returning to the locker room 17-8.
Second half: A foul by the Zebras at the start of the second half gave Connach, who scored a bonus point with winger John Porch in the 49th, a comfortable touch in the 5m and was well on his way to avoiding Trolla’s tackle attempt. They were the only Italian field masters in the second half and the most disciplined Irish points.
Excited by the excellent impact of the bench, CC and his team make a big noise in a closed chase, from which they create several attacking chances and take various penalties in favor.
Born out of coach Roselli’s XV’s second goal attack, the new entry was marked by Matteo Nosera, who scored with a successful collect-and-go.
The guests remained in the red zone and found their third attempt with Enrico Lucci in the 78th minute, excelling in smashing a tackle and scoring powerfully. Cana came to the posts 22-20 from a difficult position.
In the final act of the match, the zebras fail on the difficult climb of the field. Connach retrieves the Oval and is kicked out for a triple referee whistle.
The Zebras’ 2021/22 season ends with an away match in Galway. CC and his teammates will meet again on Monday, June 20 at the Citadel of Rugby in Parma, inaugurating the pre-season of training in view of the kick-off of the United Rugby Championship 2022/23.
Connach Rugby – Zebrae Rugby Club 22-20 (pt 17-8)
Markers: 5 ‘cp Canna (0-3), 7’ m. Marmion (5-3), 17m. Murray (10-3), 26’m. Masterson e. TR Karthi (17-3), 40m Pani (17-8); St. 49 ‘m. Porch (22-8), 68 ‘m. Nosera (22-13), 78 ‘m. Luchin Tree Kanna (22-20)
Connaught rugby: McNulty, Porch, Farrell (68 ‘Arnold), Daly, Wotten, Carty (cap) (53’ Fitzgerald), Marmion (51 ‘Reilly), Prendergast, Masterson S., Masterson E. (62 ‘Papali), Murray, Thornbury (60’ Dillon), Bealham (60 ‘Illo), Tierney-Martin (60’ Hefernan), Buckley (60 ‘Burke); Everything. Bortolami
Zebra Rugby Club: Pani, Tuvaka, Smith Jr. (64 ‘Lloyfi), Luchin, Trulla, Kanna, Casilio (60’ Fasco), Fox-Mattamua (80 ‘Ceciliani), Bianchi, Andriani (60’ Vincent), Sambonin (60 ‘Krumov) , CC (cap), Bello (62 ‘Nocera), Bigi (54’ Ribaldi), Fishetti (62 ‘Bonfiglio); Cattle Roselli
Referee: Adam Jones (Welsh Rugby Union)
Assistant: Dan Carson (Irish Rugby Football Union) e Keane Davison (Irish Rugby Football Union)
TMO: Colin Stanley (Irish Rugby Football Union)
Players: Carlo Kanna (Zebrae Rugby Club) 2/4; Jack Carty (Connaught Rugby) 1/4
Player of the Year: Cian Prendergast (Conach Rugby)
Ranking points: Connach Rugby 5, Zebra Rugby Club 1
Notes: Covered sky. Temperature 15. Land in excellent condition.
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