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XX Seven Beach Rugby Tournament in San Juan

junio 23, 2017 By news Comments Off

On August 5th, the San Juan Beach in Alicante will host the twentieth edition of the Seven Beach Rugby Tournament, organized by the University of Alicante (UA) and its men’s and women’s rugby teams. If you are a lover of the sport, you can not miss the appointment, since you can see the best rugby teams in the area.

The Rugby Beach Tournament is a classic of the sporting competitions of Alicante, and this year also celebrates its 20th anniversary. Twenty years approaching all fans this wonderful and spectacular sport. You can not miss it!

If you visit the city on that date and you want to enjoy this special event, you will get there very easily.  You only have to take the metropolitan Tram in the city centre just few minutes away from you accommodation in Be Alicante. Once you are there, you can also fancy a sunny and funny day in one of the best beaches in the region. And if you come from abroad to play in the competition and your team is looking for accommodations, we have the doors open for you!

And do not think Rugby 7 is just for men! This tournament is available in the male and female categories. The UA also has a team of girls and another of boys. Last year 2016, a total of 12 men’s and 6 women’s teams, both from Spain and international countries, participated in the competition. It is a spectacle to watch them play!

The masculine rugby team of the University of Alicante participates each season in the federated league organized by the Federation of Rugby of the Valencian Community. They also compete in the Autonomous University Sports Championship (CADU), and in the University Spanish Championships (CEU).

A sport full of respect and fellowship

Although born in the United Kingdom, rugby is nowadays one of the most followed sports in the world. It is in the British Isles where Rugby has more adepts, but in the rest of Europe, America and Australia, is also a discipline with great competitions. It is played with two teams of 15 players, but in countries like Spain is very popular the rugby 7, a version with only 7 players per team. Fellowship, respect, equality and fraternity are some of the values that make rugby such a special sport.

If on August 5 you are encouraged to witness the Seven Beach Tournament in Alicante, you will be able to see in person the famous ‘Third Time’, the moment in which the players of the two opposing teams fraternize drinking and eating together, after the game, by invitation from the local team. Live Alicante to the fullest!

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