Marco Portolami: “Many steps forward in terms of the game.” The decision was to try a penalty in the end
A free kick attempt at the end allowed Benetton to win the Test against Edinburgh 29-26 at Monego. In the final match to prepare for the upcoming United Rugby Championship, which begins on Friday 16 against Glasgow, the two teams chased each other for most of the match by overtaking and counter-overtaking, until the decisive seal that led the team. Same last match.
Benetton Edinburgh scoreboard
Tags: 12′ half Dean (0-5), 15′ half Lucchesi (5-5), 28′ half Muncaster tr. van der Walt (5-12), 39′ half lucesi (10-12); 50′ Half Padovani tr. Da Re (17-12), 55′ meta Ratave (22-12), 65′ meta Blain tr. Savala (22-19), 74′ Haining tr. Savala (22-26), 79 Benetton technical goals (29-26).
Benetton15 Reno Smith, 14 Eduardo Padovani, 13 Ignacio Prix, 12 Marco Zanon, 11 Ratova Tavoiara, 10 Leonardo Marin, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage (c), 8 Lorenzo Canoni, 7 Giovanni Pettinelli, 6 Manuel Zuliani, 5 Federico Rosa, 4 Nicoliani. Cannononi, 3 Simon Ferrari, 2 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 1 Evan Nemer.
Enter16 Giacomo Nicotera, 17 Sherif Traore, 18 Tiziano Pasquale, 19 Marco Lazzaroni, 20 Scott Scrafton, 21 Alessandro Garbesi, 22 Mattia Bellini, 23 Ignacio Mendi, Manfredi Albanese, Alessandro Izecor, Braam Stein, Michele Lamaro, Giacomo da Re Drago, Joaquin Riera, Onesey Rataf.
Edinburgh: 15 Henry Immelman, 14 Jack Blain, 13 Matt Currie, 12 Chris Dean, 11 Damien Hoyland, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ben Vellacott, 8 Ben Muncaster, 7 Luke Crosbie, 6 Jamie Ritchie (C), 5 Glen Young, 4 Marshall Sykes, 3 Angus Williams, 2 Dave Cherry, 1 Nick Outerack.
Enter5 Sam Skinner, 6 Bill Mata, 7 Conor Boyle, 8 Nick Heining, 9 Charlie Shell, 11 Jake Henry, 13 Cammy Scott, 16 Adam McBurney, 17 Boan Venter, 17 Jimmy Jack, 18 Le Roy Atalivo, 19 Pierce Phillips , 20 Jimmy Hodgson, 21 Henry Bergos, 22 Charlie Savala, 23 Cammy Hutchison, Patrick Harrison, Dan Gamble, Harry Patterson.
Statements at the end of the match
“I think the team has taken many steps forward in terms of the game – Marco Portolami started in the press conference – we have physically controlled Edinburgh, while in other aspects we still have to improve a lot, like discipline. Things we can work on and control. […] We have to do some things better, but it’s definitely more rewarding to learn by winning.”
“We have big margins and that’s part of the growth path. Some things are new and are already working well, others we need to fix – continued the coach – the team has a clear idea of how they want to play. Sometimes the decision is not optimal, but we know what We want to do.”
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