Thursday, December 2, 2010
Hindu Club win Argentina National Club Championship
Hindu were the more inventive side in the match with La Tablada prefering to play a more traditional Argentine game plan of forward play with a heavy focus on controlling the ruck. La Tablada's biggest weapon was the boot of former Italian test flyhalf Ramiro Pez who got the Cordoba club off to a great start. Hindu were scoring tries with centre Santiago Mourín dotting down twice but with Pez's boot on target the scores were tied at 12-12 at the interval. With a converted try per team in the second half, one penalty to Pez but two to Joaquín Díaz Bonilla the Buenos Aires club ensured victory would be theirs. Former New Zealand based professional fullback, Francisco Bosch scored Hindu Club's second half try while former Edinburgh, Glasgow and Saracens player, Francisco Leonelli, was in the losing side.
The victory marks the fifth time that Hindu Club has been the national champion of Argentina - a record.