Association Ovale Beach Rugby Five Marseille, in the male tournament and Sport Rugby Porto, in the female are the new European Beach Rugby Association – EBRA Champions. After a tournament played at very high levels in Figueira, Portugal, these are the two teams that managed to win the coveted title of the EBRA Series. In the men’s tournament the fight was fierce, there were, in fact, the Italians of Crazy Crabs who, at the first experience in the European tournament, surrendered only to the Minots in the semifinals; just the French team was the outgoing team defeated by the final, even if one fly proved to be one of the most technical formations and sporting talent. The test of the Portuguese CDUL team was also very positive. The women’s tournament, on the other hand, was won after a beautiful final by the Porto team which, after a very tight race, managed to establish itself against the women’s line-up of Ovale Beach Marseille. In the U16, on the other hand, it is the Dutch Barbarians who win the EBRA Series category. << I am very satisfied and happy about how this Portuguese final went – comments Rui Loureiro, organizer of the event – it was the anniversary of our 10 years and I think everything went great. In addition, I saw teams play at incredible levels and this makes me understand that this rugby movement is constantly and constantly evolving. A positive sign looking to the future. Now the head of us organizers must necessarily already go to the 2020 edition of these EBRA Series >>.
The Figueira Beach Rugby International organizers hopes that thousands of people attend the event to watch the largest beach rugby tournament in Europe.
The Figueira Beach Rugby International 10th edition, is the last stage of the European Rugby Beach Rugby Circuit organized by the European Beach Rugby Association, attracting the best teams and nations of the sport. The presence of 42 teams (28 men and 12 women) brings to Figueira da Foz, more than 700 athletes from 10 countries (Portugal, Pacific Islands, South Africa, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Curacao Islands and England) which turns this event into the most important Beach Rugby tournament on a global level.
The highlights of this edition are for the first time the EBRA Master Cup, a parallel competition that brings together the winners of the various tournaments of the European Circuit and the winners of the different European national leagues in 2018, and for the award of the 2019 European Championship titles .
In this edition of Figueira Beach Rugby International will also be crowned, the Winners of the Portugal Beach Rugby Series.
The Press Conf was attended by the mayor of Figueira da Foz, Carlos Monteiro, the Councilor of Sports of Figueira da Foz City Hall, Mafalda Azenha, President of the Tourism Center of Portugal, Pedro Machado, the President of the Portuguese Rugby Federation, Carlos Amado and the coordinator of the Figueira Beach Sports City program, Rui Loureiro.