The European Beach Rugby, marked EBRA (European Beach Rugby Association), meets in Udine to talk about the future of this engaging oval variant. On Saturday, in fact, there will be a continental meeting where all the EBRA Series organizers will meet at the headquarters of the BancaTer Factory, in Piazzale XXVI July in Udine: representatives from Marseille (France), Porto (Portugal), will be present from the Hague (Holland), from Figueira da Foz (Portugal), from Barcelona (Spain) and from Lignano Sabbiadoro << We are organizers of an important occasion – comments Lionel Laugier, president of EBRA – we have the opportunity to confront and talk about how to improve and make these EBRA Series, which are becoming a regular feature of the continental summer scene, more and more engaging. What do I expect? Surely we will take stock of what we did during the past summer, then we will discuss how to structure the future and decide on the location of the next final >>.
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 >>.