Nothing short of legendary, these boys from the South Pacific are a unique, sporting nuclear fusion. Created by the high speed collision of Beach & Rugby cultures, this squads ‘FAST & FURIOUS’ style in the Arena captures new fans where ever they play, including the women of FFF (Femines Furlanes Fuartes) who love them so much they decided to become one of the team sponsors. Universally recognised in the world of BEACH 5’s RUGBY as one of the sports greatest pioneers, it’s with great honour that we announce the 2nd Challenger for SB5 2014……People, stand by your deck chairs and prepare yourselves for the return…..of the almighty…..PACIFIC ISLANDERS. [frame align=”center”]P.I “Fast & Furious”in SB5 2013[/frame]
Always in the mix come FINALS DAY, last season saw P.I. come tantalisingly close to capturing their first title at Lignano. Having defeated the DUTCH LIONS (2012 Defending Champions) in the Quarter’s, they narrowly lost out in the Semi’s to the Italian Champions and eventual 2013 SB5 Winners, I PESSIMI. Undeterred and in true Pacific fashion, their 3rd place play-off against THE GHENT MAGNETS saw them sign off the season on a victorious note, with an epic performance against the SB5 2013 tournament top scorers. By bringing down the Belgians giants, who are reigning 2013 Ameland Champions & 2013 Zeebrugge Masters Champions, the Islanders already gave us advance notice of their intentions for the summer of 2014.
In a recent interview with P.I. team captain, Andre Gini, in addition to praising the great effort & commitment of the players, he was keen to underline the huge part played by their ‘REMOTE COACH’ & SB5 Hall-of-Famer, SOL HENARE. Back in the South Pacific, the SB5 ‘LIVE STREAMING’ service provides Sol with a bird’s eye view of events inside the Beach Arena. “From over 11,500 miles away, Sol was able to send us through ‘LIVE STATS & STRATEGY UPDATES’, said Gini, “which ultimately proved critical to our success last season.”
And so for 2014, what can we expect from the Pacific Islanders ?
“More of the same, long distance ‘LIVE SCREAMING’ from Sol,” said Gini laughing, “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it!”
For a LIVE taste of the ‘FAST & FURIOUS’……
SAVE THE DATES 19-20 July 2014
LIGNANO BEACH ARENA!
LIGNANO SABBIADORO, ITALY
BE THERE….JUST BE THERE!!
SB5. The Fastest Game of Rugby on the Planet.