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5th Torneo Internacional
Solidario in Santander

 

5° Torneo Internacional Solidario in Santander

Excellent rugby weekend for veterans in Santander (Spain) . . . hosted by Veteranos Rugby Cantabria, EVRA members since this year. Under the magnificent organization of Old Blackbeers  known as "Las Vacas", because of their game outfit, eleven teams from all over Spain and one Argentina team came to Santander, all to enjoy an extraordinary old rugby tournament, as the part of European Veteran Rugby Series.

The tournament began on Friday with the Welcome party where all teams could taste the typical tapas and beer without limit.

On Saturday, from 09:30 the twelve teams played divided into two groups

GROUP A  GROUP B
XV BASTON - TENERIFE PUEYRREDÓN R.C. - ARGENTINA
XV HORTALEZA R.C. - MADRIDTSUNAMI RUGBY - MADRID
OLD BLACKBEERS - SANTANDERC.A.R - CACERES
EL DALVADOR - VALLADOLIDSPARTANOS - CANTABRIA
CASTELLDEFELS R.U.C. - BARCELONABARBARIANS - ASTURIAS
TORRELODONES  R.C. - MADRIDBURGOS VET. - BURGOS

Like the real veteran tournaments, this one was not a competitive one and there was no classification at the end of the day.

Only to  enjoy Rugby to the extent that the physical capacity of each player allows, was the leading "motto" of this already traditional event.
At the end of the tournament all the players went to a central location where the "Third halftime" has been held, with the presentation of gifts and plates to the participating teams and to the referees of the tournament.
On that occassion, the president of EVRA Tomás Espinosa (Elche) handed European Series plaque to Old Blackbeers, as well as to the Oldest player of the tournament - José Ángel Martínez (67 ), from the Torrelodones team.

An official EVRA tie was presented to Carlos Pueyo, for leading the magnificent group of Cantabria Veterans who, with a lot of work, made it possible that the tournament grows from year to year.
EVRA President thanked the teams for the participation and congratulated the organizers for the efforts to promote Veteran rugby in it genuine way . . .

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