Portugal’s Touch Rugby Cup Final played at the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival

Portugal’s Touch Rugby Cup Final played at the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival

The first Portuguese Touch Rugby Cup Final took place on Saturday, April 13, integrated into the program of the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival. Agrária de Coimbra and Técnico de Lisboa competed for the trophy, with the team from Coimbra taking home the trophy after an 8-6 win. The President of the Portuguese Rugby Federation (Carlos Amado da Silva), the President of the Touch Rugby Association (Amílcar Seco) and the development manager of the Portuguese Rugby Federation (Henrique Garcia) presided over the trophy ceremony.

After the Cup final, a lively Touch Rugby tournament took place throughout the afternoon. The traditional Touch Rugby teams and some spontaneously created for this informal event were present: Intocáveis (Cascais), CDUL, Benfica, Agrária de Coimbra, "Obrigado Tio Nobre", Vila da Moita, São Miguel and "Atira Nokia".

On Sunday a Touch Rugby - which was born as rugby practice in the Rugby League but has since become an independent modality - demonstration took place, in which more than a hundred players participated, aged between 15 and 66 years old.

In total, 23 games were played over more than 460 minutes of play, which were attended by thousands of spectators.

Learn more about this modality at https://www.facebook.com/officialtouchrugbyportugal.