A big wake up call in the first match on tour, after nearly scoring several times the players had to cut out the errors, focus on rugby and defend well against a strong and well drilled Capitolina team
Capitolina and Lazio are local rugby rivals in Rome and Cambridge were the warm-up game for Capitolina before playing Lazio, hence they were very focussed from the start, and although Cambridge had most of the early possession and territory there was no way through the well organised defence, Capitolina then found space from clearing kicks and put pressure on Cambridge, this was dealt with well and from a midfield ruck Ellis Desborough sliced cleanly through the defence and all the way to the line, Cameron Connolly adding the extras
Capitolina bounced back and after successive attacks on the Cambridge line managed to score close to the posts, converted to equalise the scores, Cambridge had chances to take the lead later in the game but just couldn't find the final pass to score
A well contested and enjoyable game on tour
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