At 11.30 C.E.T on the morning of 11th JULY in the year 2013, at the La di Moret Hotel (UDINE), the BEACH 5’s RUGBY community learned the fate of the 12 squads selected to contest ‘THE BIG BANG 2’ on July 20-21 at the LIGNANO BEACH ARENA!
We’re talking the 13th LIGNANO INTERNATIONAL CUP & the 2nd EBRA EUROPEAN CUP FINAL…… 2 GREAT Titles, 1 AWESOME weekend of BEACH 5’s Rugby!
It was already cookin’ outside the Press Conference this morning with the temperature reading + 36°C. This was surely a sign of things to come. And when the POOL DRAW was made, sure enough, the heat turned up another notch.
And here are the 3 POOLS:
POOL ‘A’ – GHENT MAGNETS (Belgium), FLAIR BEARS (England), ASTURES CELTAS (Spain), DANUBE PIRATES (Austria)
POOL ‘B’ – I PESSIMI (Italy), OVALE BEACH MARSEILLE (France), BELIEF TONGA (Tonga), THE EAGLES (USA)
POOL ‘C’ – DUTCH LIONS (Holland), PACIFIC ISLANDERS (Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, NZ), THE ROMANTICS (Germany), LES BLEUS (France)
The FULL weekend match schedule will be published shortly in a seperate post. But, in the meantime, what we can tell you is that, of the first 3 qualifying matches on Saturday morning, on any other day, any one of them could be a tournament final……check these out!
SATURDAY 20 JULY
10.00 – GHENT MAGNETS (B) vs FLAIR BEARS (ENG)
10.20 – I PESSIMI (ITA) vs OVALE BEACH MARSEILLE (F)
10.40 – DUTCH LIONS (NL) vs PACIFIC ISLANDERS
Well boys…..NO-ONE EVER SAID IT WAS GONNA BE EASY !
Afterall, this is SUPER BEACH 5’S RUGBY. This is the BIG BANG 2.
Not for your AVERAGE Guys.