It’s never easy organising a Beach 5’s Rugby tournament, especially when it’s the first time round and it’s snowing outside! But luckily for Munich 5’s Beach Rugby, the tournament had already got that problem covered by staging the competition INDOORS at Beach 38° in Munich city centre.
As it happens, the snow did play a part early on in the morning when 2 of the French teams were delayed in arriving due to the wintery conditions. Nevertheless thanks to the committed and flexible organisation led by Xavier Mora & Richard Schuster, they swiftly met the challenge by re-scheduling match times to facilitate the later arrivals.
With the competition in full swing, it quickly became clear that there were 2 teams to watch – Les Blues, a specialist 7’s team from France and WissTheMama, another crack 7’s squad from Spain. And so it proved when both teams made their way through to the final. Displaying great skill, speed and power it was ‘Les Blues’ who ultimately claimed victory of the 1st Munich 5’s Beach Rugby title.
On a weekend when their 15 man national side were having 6 Nations difficulties in Paris against the Welsh, ‘Les Blues’ proved themselves to be the Masters in Munich ‘sur la plage’. No doubt we will see more of these guys in 2013.
Congratulations to all involved for putting together a great tournament weekend. Here’s to Munich 5’s Beach Rugby 2014.