Lignano Beach Rugby 1998

In 1998 Lignano Super Beach 5S is one of the stages of the first ever Italian Beach Rugby Championship: second straight win for Padova Beach (again over San Donà in the final) in the male tournament, while Red Panthers Treviso is female’s champion for the third time.

Beach Rugby History 7 – Nuno Gramaxo

Porto Beach Rugby is among the oldest tournaments in Europe: let’s find out more about its history with one of the fathers of this event, Nuno Gramaxo

Lignano & Trieste Beach Rugby – 1997

In 1997 begins the time of Padova Beach, champion for the first time in Lignano Sabbiadoro while San Donà loses another final. In the female tournament, Red Panthers Treviso repeats 1996’s success.

During the same summer beach rugby makes his debut also in Trieste during the Sportshow Fair: Ljubljana is the winner.

Beach Rugby History 6 – Mario Copetti

In this episode we meet Mario Copetti to find out more about Barcelona’s beach rugby tournament, the developement of this sport in Spain and his thoughts about European Beach Rugby Association.

4th Lignano International Beach Rugby Tournament – 1996

June 1996: fourth edition of the International Beach Rugby Tournament in Lignano, under the patronage of Lignano Sabbiadoro’s Municipality and in partnership with Radio Fantasy.

Red Panthers Treviso wins the first evere female tournament, while Rovigo is male‘s champion.

Beach 5S Rugby Australia 2019

Enjoy an extract shown on Fox Sports Australia from the documentary filmed during 2019‘s Beach Rugby Australia in Kirra Beach.

Superstars Lote Tuqiri – Australian Dual International and Christian Cullen – NZ All Blacks Legend, attended the tournament with their teams.

Beach Rugby History 5 – Kasper Bleijenberg

In this Beach Rugby History‘s episode we chat with Kasper Bleijenberg, EBRA’s Vice President and organizer of North Sea Beach Rugby‘s tournament in The Hague.

3rd Lignano Beach Rugby Tournament – 1995

In 1995 Lignano‘s beach rugby become an invitational tournament, and for the first time is played on two days: 16 teams from Italy, Slovenia and Ireland are divided into 4 pools, with qualifying matches on saturday and knockout stages on sunday.

San Donà, Belluno, Rovigo and Ljubljana win their pools: the first two are able to reach the final, and San Donà – featuring Italy’s international Andrea “Ciro” Sgorlon – wins the tournament for the first time.

Beach Rugby History 4 – Lionel Laugier

Second part of the interview with Lionel Laugier, EBRA’s president. Today we unveil the origin of Marseille’s beach rugby tournament and some of Lionel’s favourite moments during the lifetime of European Beach Rugby Association – EBRA.

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2nd Lignano Beach Rugby Tournament – 1994

July 1994: for the second time, on Camping Pino Mare’s beach in Lignano Riviera, 15 teams from Italy, Austria, Slovenia and Ireland compete to win the Bridge Park Beach Rugby Trophy.

The tournament is filmed by local television Telefriuli; honored guests are arch. Forster, Councillor for Sports in the Municipality of Lignano, Ariano Venturini, President of Italian North East Rugby’s Committee and Sergio Dordolo, representative of Italian Federation in Udine’s Province.

For the first time in Italy also two female teams play a beach rugby match: the result is a draw between Alpago and Rovigo.

In the men’s tournament, the final is Feltre against Mogliano, with the latter winning their second staight trophy.


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