Spain victory over Canada for some M20 Lions who have ‘a long way to go in international rugby’ – Spanish Rugby Union – FERugby

“We started to find feelings with the identity of the team. It was a competitive match against Canada With a lot of passion and passion behind it, which is what we were looking for.” Diego Gonzalezfollowed this Spain M20 Who won at dawn from saturday to sunday to canada 9-21 At Charrúa’s stadium Montevideo (Uruguay), showed the group’s relief with both the result and how the pieces of the current M20 European Champions fit together after going over 5 months without a competition.

Um 20 led lions Juan Carlos Perezthey beat their rival, Canada, who will soon be playing the United States to be in U20 Cup for Kenya this summer (July 15-30), to which Spain qualified in November after being crowned continental champions in their category.

Jimmy Matathe current international with Los Leones7s, commented this week before this duel in Uruguay (which will be followed by another with the host country next Friday), The importance of preparatory parties of this kind. when he and his teammates finished runners-up in the U20 Cup in 2016. Consequently, the current FER board deemed it appropriate to “send” the future Lions to this double encounter in Uruguay.

First time for many Leones M20

“We really wanted to see how we competed. There were several players whose first game was with Spain M20 and they all did very well. The team were exceptional in defense overall, in the first half there were some problems with distance, with their backs, which were resolved In the second half, where we had a little bit of possession – Canada took a little bit of a lead – but The most important thing is that the players complied with the plan we had And how did they face it to win the match,” he explained at the end of the meeting Javier GarridoBacks coach.

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Such a good game was made in defense, and it was not in vain, Canada had 9 penalty points, and they failed to get over the try line Spanish. With this, Garrido also made a conclusion with which he looked at the future of Spanish rugby with a smile: “The players have shown that They want to make a long way into international rugbyso I’m very happy for them and I’m already thinking about Uruguay, my next opponent.” Uruguay actually beat Canada last Wednesday 21-16.

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