terça-feira, 20 de outubro de 2009

75º Aniversário FIRA-AER

75th anniversary of the FIRA-AER: French Barbarians – XV Europe FIRA-AER

For its 75th anniversary, the FIRA-AER organises on Saturday November 14th, 2009 at the King Baudouin Stadium of Brussels, a match between the famous French Barbarians and a European selection. Kick-off will be given at 3pm (local time).

It is with the collaboration of the Belgian Rugby Union and the City of Brussels that the FIRA-AER prepares the festivities of its 75th anniversary. Main point of the programme: the gala match, which will pit the French Barbarians against the XV Europe FIRA-AER.


Founded in 1979 in accordance with the same model that its British counterpart, the Barbarian Rugby Club, presided by the former international flanker Jean-Pierre Rives, will perpetuate the tradition and will present on the King Baudouin Stadium pitch, a team composed of famous players of the French Championship.


On the contrary, it will be the first match for the XV Europe FIRA-AER. Created specially for this day, the European selection will propose to see some of the best players of the continent coming fromFranceEnglandItaly but also GeorgiaRomaniaSpainBelgium, PortugalA cosmopolitan team wanted by the FIRA-AER Chairman, Jean-Claude Baqué: “We work all together for 75 years in order to develop and promote the game of rugby and to help new federations to structure themselves. Now, we have to show the very good level of these players trained in “emerging” unions and who are playing in professional championship”.


Brussels will be for a weekend the European capital of rugby: “It is a pride for us to host this match. Since several years, we try to popularize this sport within our country and the success is here” explained the Union Chairman Daniel Roelands. “Today, around 7 000 peoples come to see matches of the national team and we reach a record crowds with an average of 20 000 spectators during gala match that we organise (Note: Belgium – Argentina, Belgium British Barbarians…)” he added.


Composition of both delegations will be known at the end of October when all the national teams playing the November Tour will have announced their teams.


Michel Arpaillange (FIRA-AER Development Manager), Tomasz Putra (National Head Coach of Polish) and Tomaz Morais (National Head Coach of Portugal) will be members of the technical staff of the XV Europe.


Note: the match will be live broadcasted:

 In Belgium on the RTBF (Belgium national TV)

 In Europe on Eurosport 2

 In Asia and Pacific on Eurosport


Match will be available on streaming video on www.rugby-tv.com (Delayed)


Tickets on sale from 12 € to 19 € on:

2 comentários:

Anónimo disse...

Alguem sabe quem sao os convocados para o campeonato da europa?

Anónimo disse...

CDUL - Miguel Vilaça, João Vasco Melim, Bruno Morais, Duarte Gil, Francisco Amaral, Veltihoven Tavares, João Almeida (res.), Francisco Appleton, Rodrigo Ruíz e Francisco Otto

CF Belenenses - António Vieira de Almeida, Diogo Santos, Henrique Morato, Manuel Costa , Manuel Machado, Pedro Rocha e Melo, Rafael Simões

Os outros não sei quem são.