Thursday, January 13, 2011
Campionato Nazionale Eccellenza Mid-season Update
There were, as always, plenty of Argentine players to be found. Sebastian Damiani played for Crociati vs Rovigo who had German Bustos kicking his side to a big win. Bustos was joined by Pablo Calanchini and Agustín Guzman. Roma ´s important win featured a strong performance from Nicolas De Gregori and he was joined by Luciano Rodriguez who kicked three penalties, Emiliano German and Marcelo Martino. Petraca had their own share of Argentina players in Martin Acuña, Nicolas Galatro, Agustin Cavalieri and Fernando Sodini. Gran Parma´s victory featured Cristian Prestera. The important match of Mogliano vs Lazio featured Víctor Jiménez playing for Lazio and Lucas Lambrè and Emiliano Mulieri for the home side.
The Championship is another reminder of the vast supply of Argentine players exported to the world to play as professionals. With so many players doing well not only in Europe´s prime leagues of the Aviva Premiership, Magners League and the Top 14 but also the Campionato Nazionale Eccellenza and elsewhere the country´s contribution to global rugby can be described as nothing short of phenomenal. Argentina truely ought to host Rugby World Cup 2023.
Ladder after 9 Rounds
I Cavalieri Prato 32
Crociati Parma 28
Gran Parma 25
Rugby Roma 22
With Thanks: www.rugbyfun.com.ar