The first European Beach 5’s Cup Finals at Lignano Sabbiadoro have proved to be an outstanding success.
Marked by one of the finest finals in International Super Beach 5’s history, it was the RC Hookers from The Netherlands who clinched a famous 3-2 victory over reigning 2011 Lignano International Cup Champions, Padova Beach.
“An intense, exciting and emotional weekend, the European Cup Final tournament has surpassed all our expectations”, remarked Gian Carlo Stocco, President of the European Beach Rugby Association.
Together with his ‘EBRA’ colleagues, Vice President, Lionel Laugier (Marseille Beach 5’s, France), Michel De Baets (Zeebrugge Masters, Belgium) and Rui Loureiro (Figueira International Beach Rugby, Portugal), they are working together to promote and develop the awareness of and the participation in Beach 5’s Rugby all over Europe.[frame align=”none”]“2012 European Cup – All Hands On” L-R, Michel De Baets, Lionel Laugier, Cesare Zambelli (Lignano Tournament Organiser), Gian Carlo Stocco & Rui Loureiro[/frame]
“This year is the culmination of many years of hard work and represents a new point of departure for the sport of Beach 5’s Rugby,” continued Stocco.
And together EBRA promises further new developments to come in 2013. Watch this space!
This is Super Beach 5’s Rugby. Not for your Average Guys.