Marbella U18 defended their national title in Torrevieja. The current champions started the tournament as hot favourites as they had won this title for the last two years and had not lost a domestic match for almost 4 years.
On the opening day of the tournament, they beat the Torros from Mallorca 50-5.
This was followed up by a convincing win over CAU Valencia. The second day saw them carry on in the same form, beating the Basque team Henani 38-0, this victory put them straight into the final against CRC Canoe of Madrid.
The final was closer than some thought, with the half time score 0-0. In the second half, the dynamic interplay provided the Marbella players with more space to run. Pedro de la Lastra and Christian King both scoring as Marbella won 12-3. Facundo Munilla from Marbella, was named the player of the tournament after his superb display at fly half.
It was an emotional match for the boys as it marked the last time that they will play together as some will go to university or return to the UK or Argentina. This year they have been awarded the prestigious men’s team of the year by the Marbella Ayuntamiento after a fantastic year.