North Sea Beach Rugby 2019: the rankings after the first day of competitions

The North Sea Beach Rugby 2019 started under pouring rain, but when the sun came up, the Beach Rugby also gave its best. The first day of competitions is coming to an end and confirmations come from Marseille, Les Minots, Curacao and the national team of Russia. In women, however, dominates Russia, followed by Sabbie for the sake of Marseille. Below are the updated Saturday evening rankings:



Everything is ready for the North Sea Beach Rugby 2019

Everything is ready for the North Sea Beach Rugby: next weekend, in fact, the first leg of the EBRA Series will be held at The Hague in Holland, in what is qualifying, year after year, one of the most important Beach 5’s tournaments of Europe. Two days of great rugby on the beach that involves girls, the youngest, up to the male seniors who challenge each other as much for the European Series as for the Dutch Beach Rugby Championship. << Let’s say we have worked hard to get to this point – says Kasper Bleijenberg, vice president of EBRA – European Beach Rugby Association and one of the organizers of the North Sea Beach Rugby – we are trying to give an increasingly international value to the event and the participation of the team from Russia, in this edition, encourages us to continue on this path. We are well aware that there is still a lot of work, but I think that the tournament’s organizational machine is going in the right direction >>. As said The Hague represents the first stage of the EBRA Series and there are many teams that will fight for the 2019 title: in addition to the Minots and the Ovale Beach Marseille, great expectations revolve around the South African Wild Dogs team, the Italians of Padua beach and Crazy Crabs, as well as Curacao and RandUba’s Dutch. << I expect a high level tournament – concludes Kasper Bleijenberg – a prediction? I don’t want to be unbalanced, but I’m sure the show will be guaranteed >>.


North Sea Beach Rugby 2019, Sportive Rugby Battle on the beach

In the weekend of 15 and 16 June, the beach is owned by rugby players. Everywhere you look, players are playing with a rugby ball. A total of 2000 rugby players are coming to the beach of Scheveningen in The Hague. A total of more than 160 teams play on 16 pitches during the weekend “And that could have been a lot more”, says organizer Kasper Bleijenberg. “There is enough place on the beach in The Hague. But we consciously stopped enrolling. We don’t want to get too big without the organisation being able to grow. We are already twenty percent bigger than last year.” And with participants from all over the world. “Teams from Marseille, Porto, Rome, the Russian men’s and women’s team, Curaçao and from South Africa SA Wilddogs”, Bleijenberg sums up. “And of course a lot of Dutch. Almost all Dutch clubs come with youth, women’s and men’s teams.” The Hague is the first tournament of the European beach rugby tour, which this summer will visit various places on the continent.

In addition to matches from the European series, there are also matches played for the Dutch Championship in cooperation with Rugby Nederland(Dutch Rugby Association).