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EBRA Series 2019: the situation after two stages. The point of view of Rui Loureiro, organizer of the Figueira final

After a weekend break, EBRA beach rugby starts again with the Marseille stage. In The Hague and Porto we have seen so many positive things: starting from the increasingly high level of play, passing through an increasingly global involvement of the teams participating, passing through an ever greater success with the public and participation. At the level of results in The Hague the national team of Russia proved to be a really well-structured team, the French of Ovale Beach Marseille and of the Minots confirmed themselves as two of the strongest teams at European level, as well as the South Africans of SA Wild Dogs. In Porto, on the other hand, it was the university teams of Lisbon and, precisely, Porto that played the role of host, showing off a game that was spectacular at times and showing how Portuguese beach rugby really takes it seriously. With this in mind we reached the organizer of Figueira’s final and EBRA member, Rui Loureiro to take stock of these Series and the Portuguese finals, that this year celebrates 10 years.

Are you ready for this year Final?

Sure we are! In 2019 we celebrate the Figueira Beach Rugby 10th edition so we are planning something special to the more than 50 teams from 10 countris that will visit us!
We are very excited with the various competitions that gonna be held in Figueira. EBRA Master Final Cup, EBRA Series and Portugal Beach Rugby Series. We will see many teams being crowned in Figueira.

How do you feel about this Ebra Series 2019?

I think that all the tournaments have a very good level of organization. Very nice locations, awesome Beach Rugby Arenas, and many teams attending the events. The good vibes are building up and we are confident that everyone will have a blast once they reach the Figueira shores.

Why choose to participate in the EBRA Series?

The EBRA (European Beach Rugby Association) Series represent the most structured and famous circuit for club teams or “invitation” in Europe. In over 10 years of activity in the old continent they have been able to convey many athletes and teams from much of the world to some of the most beautiful and engaging beaches in Europe. If the beach of Lignano Sabbiadoro is where everything was born, with the passing of the years the one of Marseilles, those of Figueira and Porto in Portugal, that of the Hague in Holland, without forgetting Barcelona, ​​London and some realities that made their European appearance, but they did not know how to hold the event. Yes, because these EBRA Series gather in the field the best of 5-player Beach Rugby, but also the outline and therefore parties, promotional activities, such as institutional appearances make the events complete and demanding at 360 °. Returning to sport, let’s not forget the level that this event has acquired over the years: very high. There are teams that have become real “elites” of the discipline and guarantee an incredible show in the various races on the beach. EBRA Series beach rugby is fast, engaging and spectacular. It introduces you to some of the most beautiful cities in Europe and puts you in touch with teams and companies from all over the world. Sportively speaking, it allows you to enrich your technical background and, consequently, highlight yourself in a representative national way. What do you want more? Just click here on our website or on the one of the various tournaments around Europe of the Beach Rugby.

The Hague

Discover Figueira

Where To Eat
What do Do and See
Visit The Cabo Mondego ViewPoint and check the most amazing view of Figueira.
Street Art in Figueira
Check out the great Street Art Works in town. Some of the best works, are right there by the beach. Like the immense work by Pantónio just across the old fortress, the stencil art of Daniel Eime or the vintage Portuguese tile inspired murals by Add Fuel.
Try you luck in the Casino

The city’s casino is among the largest on the Iberian Peninsula, and also the oldest, although you wouldn’t know it from the building’s sleek glass facade.

It goes back to the 19th century, as you’ll see from the opulent Beaux-Arts interiors.

Even if you’re not a high roller it’s worth an evening just for the decoration and to admire the stuccowork and frescos while you ponder your hand at the poker table.

There are a handful of bars and a first-rate restaurant, and before you come you could check the programme to see if the entertainment meets your fancy.

Try Surfing
Figueira da Foz is one of the cities with the most tradition of surfing in Portugal with waves for all levels. The dedicated community of local surfers invite everyone to experience the waves of Figueira.