During the 6th round of the EBRA Beach 5s Series in Figueira Portugal, OVALE BEACH MARSEILLE proved once again that, in their current form, they are an unstoppable machine. As newly crowned 2014 Figueira Beach 5s Champions, they also broke the stronghold that local Portuguese sides have had on this tournament for the last number of seasons.
This victory in Portugal makes it 3 from 3 for the boys from Marseille. A 2014 Season that makes impressive reading:
2014 Barcelona Beach 5s (Spain) Champions – OVALE BEACH MARSEILLE
2014 Marseille Beach 5s (France) Champions – OVALE BEACH MARSEILLE
2014 Figueira Beach 5s (Portugal) Champions – OVALE BEACH MARSEILLE
With just one round left to play, as Defending EBRA Series Champions, there’s plenty at stake. But while retaining their EBRA title is sure to be centre of attention, perhaps the fact that the last leg of the Series takes place at the historic LIGNANO BEACH ARENA, might already be enough incentive for Lionel Laugier and his crew to go all the way. Afterall, LIGNANO is a little bit special. OVALE BEACH have made the pilgrimage to the home of International Beach 5s Rugby for many years. Indeed they have come mighty close on 2 occasions to winning it – finishing Runners-Up in 2008 and again last year in 2013.
But so far the LIGNANO INTERNATIONAL CUP has eluded them. Have they finally got what it takes to write their name into the SUPER BEACH 5s history book ?
SB5 2014 ’14th LIGNANO INTERNATIONAL CUP’ Champions – ????
Only time will tell.
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