The dream fades into Finale. The Under 18 Elite of Tuscany Airports The Medicean loses with the Argos Petrarca Rugby to the "Crocetta Canalina" of Reggio Emilia but, despite the logical bitterness of the moment, being vicecampioni of Italy is still a historical result since it is only the second time that a Tuscan team arrives in the Final in the maximum youth sector championship, after the Knights in the 2004.
After the minute's silence in memory of the Florentine executive Massimo Mechelli, the game begins. From Florence 150 fans arrived to support the team and the start is comforting. Del Bono's placed kick moves the scoreboard and two minutes later Di Puccio retrieves a ball, avoids a tackle and realizes the goal that brings the 8 score to 0.
The boys of Sorrentino and Falleri insist but at the 21 'they suffer the goal of Petrarch who takes advantage of an error of the Florentines unbalanced with the maul.
The Ferrarin football frees the Collect for the 5's goal at 8. Two other places allow Padova to close the first half ahead of 8 at 11. The recovery sees the Medicei in difficulty against a growing Petrarch who at the 50 'realizes the second goal with Marcellan quick to steal the ball; follows the transformation of Ferrarin. Another Ferrarin kick closes the game on 8's final score at 21.
The little table
Tuscany Airports The Medicean - Argos Petrarca Rugby 8 - 21
Tuscany Airports The Medici: Nannini, Pesci, Di Puccio, Chiti, Fialà (49 'Campolucci), Del Bono, Biagini, Frangini, Mannelli, Sestini, Pracchia, Metti (cap.), Sassi (67' Migliori), Sorrentino (67 'Ciampi), Krifi (48 'Bonaccorsi). Available: Querci, Ferrazza, Cherici. Herds Sorrentino, Falleri.
Argos Petrarca Rugby: Lazzarin, Raccanello, Beltrame, Russo, Sottoriva (64 'Maccarini), Ferrarin, Tognetti, Goldin, Marcellan, Fioriti, Brevigliero (55' Garbo), Longhin (cap.) (69 'Miolo), Libero (36' Baldo), Di Bartolommeo (69 'Peggion), Gregori. Available: Bellon, Regazzo. Herds Maistri, Rizzo.
Referee: Vedovelli di Sondrio.
Markers: 2 'cp Del Bono, 4' m Di Puccio, 21 'm Racanello, 28' cp Ferrarin, 35 'cp Ferrarin, 50' m Marcellan tr Ferrarin, 55 'cp Ferrarin.
Notes: 64 'Marcellan yellow card. Man of the Match Ferrarin.