THE ORIGIN of SUPER BEACH 5′s RUGBY ~ 45° 41′ 01, 97N / 13° 08′ 22, 35 E
In 1997, in response to calls from Italy’s growing Beach 5′s Rugby community, the Italian Rugby Federation [FIR] officially delegated the LIBR [Lega Italiana Beach Rugby] to organise the first Italian National Beach 5′s Rugby Championships.
In 2001, FORUM IULII RUGBY, one of the founding members of both the LIBR and the European Beach Rugby Committee, took the initiative to develop and create a new format of Tournament, one that would promote the sport of Beach 5′s Rugby to an even wider audience. This was in a bid to ensure that BEACH 5′s Rugby would be played to the highest possible standard.
And so in 2001, at the Italian Adriatic Beach resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro, Super BEACH 5′s Rugby was born. The new Tournament was called THE LIGNANO INTERNATIONAL CUP.
On 20-21 July 2013 we will see the staging of the 13th consecutive LIGNANO INTERNATIONAL CUP.
SUPER BEACH 5′s RUGBY – Not for your Average Guys