Quite simply, in the last 3 seasons they have been the most consistent Beach 5s Rugby team in Europe. Returning to Lignano as defending Champions is not as easy a task as one might think. Only one team in the 15 year history of the tournament has managed it. Can they keep the dream alive ? Everyone be upstanding for our Top Challenger @ SB5 2015 – Ovale Beach Marseille.
In 2006/07 the legendary Maccarese squad became the first team to retain the Lignano International Cup. Little did they know that 8 years later they would still be the only team in the history of SUPER BEACH 5s RUGBY to have ever achieved this feat. Indeed many great SB5 Champions have since tried including the Italian squads, Padova Beach and I Pessimi and the Dutch Hookers from Holland. Yet all have fallen short.
Ovale Beach Marseille face an historic challenge in 2015. Not only to retain their SB5 Lignano title but also to become TRIPLE CONSECUTIVE CHAMPIONS of Europe. Since the inception of the EBRA Beach 5s Series in 2013, Ovale Beach have owned the title of Europe’s best Beach 5’s team. Indeed their performance in 2014 will rank as one of the best ever.
Of course none of this success has happened overnight. For the last 7 years and more, Lionel Laugier and his talented squad have invested much time and effort to create a sporting machine that now is beginning to deliver great returns.
Their dream for 2015 is a massive one. At Lignano, they know 11 hungry Challengers lie in wait for them. Anyone looking to experience some SB5s ‘joie de vivre’, save the date – Lignano Beach Arena 18-19 July.
SUPER BEACH 5′s RUGBY. The Fastest Game of Rugby on the Planet.
15th LIGNANO INTERNATIONAL CUP
18-19 JULY 2015
LIGNANO BEACH ARENA,
Beach #7 – LIGNANO SABBIADORO,
Friuli Venezia Giulia, ITALY.
“The Spiritual Home of International SUPER BEACH 5′s RUGBY.”