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Zebre's historic win sparks jubilation as they break an 18-month drought

BY Philip Bendon  ·  Wednesday Nov 15, 2023

In a remarkable turn of events, Zebre Rugby Club celebrated a historic victory in the United Rugby Championship, securing their first win since April 2022 by defeating the Hollywoodbets Sharks with a scoreline of 12-10 in Parma.

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The jubilant scenes at the end of the match reflected the moment’s significance for Zebre, a team that has faced its challenges in the fiercely competitive rugby landscape. The victory marked a turnaround for the Italian side, signalling their resilience and determination to compete with the other teams in a competitive URC.

@florugbytv That sweet sweet feeling when you get that long awaited victroy! Congratulations to @ZebreParma πŸ‘πŸ‰β€οΈ #rugby #bkturc #URC #rugbyunion ♬ original sound – FloRugby

The match showcased Zebre’s tenacity as they faced a formidable opponent in the Hollywoodbets Sharks, who, despite now being winless, possess some top-quality players.

The Zebre players displayed a tenacity to close out the previously missing encounter. Executing strategic plays that ultimately led to their narrow but well-deserved triumph.

The final moments of the game were filled with tension and excitement as Zebre secured the winning points, sparking scenes of unrestrained joy among the players and supporters alike.

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For a team that had endured a winless streak for over a year, this victory was a testament to the dedication and hard work of everyone associated with Zebre Rugby Club.

The post-match celebrations were a mixture of relief and pure elation, with players and fans savouring the taste of success that had eluded them for so long.

The significance of this win extends beyond the immediate celebration. It injects a renewed sense of confidence and belief into the Zebre camp, setting the stage for a more competitive and spirited performance in the United Rugby Championship. The breakthrough victory serves as a turning point for the team, inspiring them to aim for more triumphs in the upcoming matches.

As the Zebre players and their loyal fans relish this long-awaited win, the rugby world acknowledges the resilience of a team that refused to be defined by its past struggles. The scenes of jubilation in Parma are not just a celebration of a single victory but a testament to the indomitable spirit of Zebre Rugby Club, ready to face the challenges of the United Rugby Championship with renewed vigour.

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