Traditionally Quinssa obtain the match tickets and arrange a pre match meet up with the opposition supporters. This was to be special as over 300 supporters had purchased tickets and Benetton had access to a bar / restaurant at the ground and were anxious to entertain us. Many had also purchased the meal with soft drinks offered by Benetton. However we arrived to find tables laid with bottles of red wine and, being in one of the key production regions, numerous bottles of Prosecco. Souvenirs, shirts and words of thanks were exchanged and the Quinssa committee were given a box of Radicchio (more about this later!!).
Photos taken before we tucked in to traditional pasta dishes and the obligatory burger and chips washed down with copious amounts of beer wine and Prosecco. Did we really have to go out in the cold to watch a rugby match? Well I suppose so! Quins started as favourites and an early try from Alex Dombrant got us off to the perfect start. The game was neck and neck and when Dommers scored his second we were quietly optimistic for the win. But this is our beloved Quins and when Benneton crossed the whitewash in the dying minutes we had once again clutched defeat from the jaws of victory. 26 -21. Oh the joy. But at least the camaraderie from fellow Quinssa members had been great and the welcome from the Benetton Supporters club a joy to behold.