SilverStorm El Salvador lifts its eighth Copa del Rey rugby


SilverStorm El Salvador has been proclaimed champion of the Copa del Rey de rugby after beating Real Ciencias Enerside (27-26) this Sunday in La Cartuja de Sevilla, thus raising its eighth cup title and putting an end to a drought of six years without titles.

The Valladolid team knew how to isolate themselves from the hustle and bustle of the stands, focused on the Sevillian team, and soon went ahead thanks to the success of Facu Munilla’s foot, which increased the count with another penalty stroke.

The Sciences, which this Sunday premiered the title of ‘Real’, reacted after the first rehearsal of the match, by the pucelano Pablo Torres, and managed to turn the light around with the marks of Vicente del Hoyo and Sam Wasley, the latter in time extra of the opening act (13-18).

Scientists increased their lead at the restart with a penalty kick from Cormac Cox and a try from Declan Barnett. However, Juan Carlos Pérez’s men knew how to react with a mark from Facu Munilla, the best of theirs in the final and who forced a crucial yellow card from Nogueira that left Ciencia one man down.

The chamizo box took advantage of the superiority and with a subsequent kick from Munilla took command again. Even so, the Andalusians had a unique last chance to take the crown with added time, but Guille Mateu’s distant penalty fell short.