Diário As Beiras – Academic returns to action in the rugby honor division

Diário As Beiras - Academic returns to action in the rugby honor division


DR-Carlos Jorge Monteiro

The team from the Academic Rugby Section returns to compete this Saturday in the Men's Honor Division. After the suspension of the competition, on January 22, because of the covid-19, the emotions of the main Portuguese men's rugby championship are back at the Sérgio Conceição Municipal Stadium, in Taveiro.
As of 15H00, the “blacks” fight with RC Montemor and look for the second victory in the relegation group. "This will be the return and we are eager to win", assured the DIÁRIO AS BEIRAS, the Académica coach, João Luís Pinto.
The lack of competitive pace can be the biggest obstacle to the formation of Coimbra. “We have two games behind at the moment and we haven't played in a while. We lack some competitive pace because of that ”, assumed the coach. Despite the lack of competition, the focus is on winning the victory. "It is to win and we have all the confidence that we will be able to win", he stressed.
With only two games played, the "blacks" are in fourth place in the relegation group of the Honor Division (four points), registering a triumph and a defeat. The leader is Cascais, who collected 13 points in three challenges. "The last two classifieds go down (the group has six teams) and our expectation is to win the group," said João Luís Pinto.

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