After what proved to be a testing victory in Ostia, ROME last weekend, the qualification rounds in Lido di Spina proved equally tricky. An early qualifying round defeat to a young EXCELSIOR squad (CUS Padova) by a score of 4-3 was a reminder to the dominant force in Italian Beach Rugby that nothing can be taken for granted. Indeed the machine that is ‘I Pessimi’ tightened a few loose bolts, blew away the cobwebs and eventually cruised to victory over the same EXCELSIOR squad by 7-1 in the Final. As they say, I Pessimi aren’t 4 times Italian Masters Champions for nothing !
Apparently pacing themselves, this victory puts the ROMANS in the driving seat on the road to the Italian Masters Final weekend, scheduled for Alba Adriatica on 27th /28th July.
Before that, the reigning Italian champions have a trip to ‘Terracina’ on 6 July for another leg in the 2013 Italian Championship before they finally arrive in Lignano, where they will represent Italy at the greatest Beach 5’s Rugby tournament in the world. In such a rich run of form, their eyes are very firmly on Lignano, Europe and THE BIG BANG 2 – 13° Lignano International Cup / 2° EBRA European Cup – 2 Great Titles ONLY 1 Winner.
BUT such is the appetite of all 12 squads that will line up for SB5 2013, that the margin for error at Lignano will be ZERO !
SUPER BEACH 5’S RUGBY. WE TACKLE.
” 20-21 JULY 2013 ”
LIGNANO BEACH ARENA, LIGNANO SABBIADORO, ITALIA.