The Lyons are ready to start the official season, and they prove it with a more than positive performance against the tough Biella Rugby, an ambitious team aiming for promotion to the TOP10. In the end there are nine goals scored by the bianconeri, who in the second half jump up and bend the resistance of the hosts, who in the first half showed a great desire to do by closing on the partial 7-12. Honor to the yellow-green, who wanted to make a good impression at the first outing of the season, but the superiority of the black and white squad is consistently highlighted by the score. For the bianconeri there is only one last week left to refine the game systems and physically recover from a demanding week: on Saturday 17 at Beltrametti Rugby Rovigo arrives for the first day of the Italian Cup, the first game with points up for grabs of the season.
Rather balanced first half, with the Lyons who have made some experiments in the starting lineup to give space to players who are little used in the first outing of the season. The Juventus scrum package proves superior, and it is Lekic who opens the ball. The Biella shows all its determination, with a great desire to show itself in front of its audience, and closes the first half with a goal at the end to respond to the Lyons, who had also scored with Paz. In the second half the Lyons take advantage of the best physical condition and the width of the squad, and it is a black and white monologue with the positive performance of Zaridze, also tried at the opening. To report the three scoring of Captain Bruno, which confirms the magical moment of him, hoping to replicate the great performances of last year in the championship.
So let’s meet at the “Beltrametti” next Saturday, when it will be time to bring the great work done in these months of preparation into the field. First official match, against one of the favorites for the Scudetto, to immediately test the ambitions of the men of Orlandi and Paoletti.
Biella Rugby 1977 – Sitav Rugby Lyons 14-59 (7-12)
Sitav Rugby Lyons: Zaridze; Buondonno A., Paz, Conti, Bruno (CAP); Biffi, Fontana; Portillo, Petillo, Bance; Salvetti, Lekic; Minervino, Borghi, ActisCopyAMP code.
Available: Acosta, Cafaro, Morosi, Cocchiaro, Salerno, Cuoghi, Via A., Cuminetti, Via G.
Markers: pt 8 ‘m. Lekic tr Biffi (0-7), 34 ‘m. Paz (0-12), 39 ‘m. Biella tr (7-12); st 46 ‘m. Bruno tr Zaridze (7-19), 49 ‘m. Via G. tr Zaridze (7-26), 52 ‘m. Biella tr (14-26), 56 ‘m Bruno tr Zaridze (14-33), 61’ m. Bruno tr Zaridze (14-40), 69 ‘m. Acosta tr Zaridze (14-47), 74 ‘m. Cocchiaro tr Zaridze (14-54), 76 ‘m. Bance (14-59)