The Ovale Beach Marseille wins in Lignano

The French of Ovale Beach Marsiglia win the tournament in Lignano Sabbiadoro: the Marseillais, in fact, passed the Padova Beach in the final, thanks to a careful and very cynical competition; the Paduans, for their part, have once again shown themselves to be one of the strongest teams in Italy and beyond. The Lignanese tournament, in any case, showed a lot of high-profile teams: on all the Crazy Crabs Romans, third place winners, authors of a two-day beach rugby match of the highest level. The other French, I MInots, finished in fourth place, proving once again to be one of the most capable teams in the beach rugby arena. << I am very happy with the progress of this edition of the Beach Rugby in Lignano – comments Giancarlo Stocco, organizer of the event – ho. having seen a substantial rise in the level and this made it even more spectacular. I hope the game of this beautiful sport has evolved more and more upwards and more and more towards the spectacle of the game >>. In the women’s tournament, on the other hand, the Rugby Villorba riches won the Austrian Danube Pirates in the final, in one of the finest matches in the tournament, which ended only after at least 10 minutes of “Sudden Death”. Third were the French from Marseille, fourth from the Austrian Danube Corsair and fifth from the Friuli selection of Forum Iulii.

Male Tournament Ranking

Oval Beach Marseille
Padova Beach
Crazy Crabs
Wild Dogs
Forum Iulii
Global Chiefs

Female Toreo Ranking

Villorba Rugby
Danube Pirates
Oval Beach Marseille
Danube Corsair
Forum Iulii

EBRA Series: the point of the situation after the French stage

Also the third stage of the EBRA Series, Marseille, was played and for this summer 2019 the guidelines that will lead to the Figueira finals are taking shape. Russia, with its organized way of playing is concrete, has shown on the field to be perhaps the strongest formation of this circuit, at the same time the Minots have given him a hard time, both in the Hague and in Marseille , without being able to beat them. The European champions in charge, the Ovale Beach Marsiglia, are experiencing a year of transition, even if their level of play remains among the highest of the Series. The South Africans Wild Dogs have convinced for play, structure and speed. What awaits us then in this end of season EBRA? Certainly the Padova Beach and the Italian champions in charge of the Crazy Crabs, already from the stage of Lignano, will want to be protagonists and thus raise the general level; without forgetting the other Italian team that will participate in Lignano 2019, the Monsters: young team and very strong ball in hand. It will be two weeks of fun and great beach rugby, that’s for sure. << I expect great things from this season finale – commented Lionel Laugier, president of EBRA – so many teams can compete for the final title and this is an aspect that is good for the whole movement. We all continue to work like this and the results, like the awards for the work we are doing, I’m sure will come. Although it is satisfying for us to see so many teams fighting for the final title >>. Even in the women’s tournament, Russia was the host, even though Marseille, Blagnac Maouka and Sport Porto performed well at high levels throughout the tournament.

Russia dominates the Marseille stage

In a two days of great beach rugby on the beach of Marseille, Russia manages to establish itself in both tournaments: men and women. In the men’s tournament the Russians have the best in the final on I Minots, which in any case play a very thick game, proving to be a team of great value and level; the third place, instead, is reached by the hosts of the Ovale Beach Marseille, able to impose themselves on the South Africans of the Wild Dogs, authors of a tournament played at very high levels. In the feminine, as already said, Russia dictates law, demonstrating on the field that it is an organized team with individualities of absolute international value. << I am satisfied with how this two days of beach rugby went – commented Lionel Laugier, president of EBRA (European Beach Rugby Association) and organizer of the Marseillaise stage – I saw an important increase in the overall level of play and this is definitely a Positive aspect. Now we must continue to work on this path to redeem this increasingly international and engaging circuit >>.