Spanish U18 champions of Europe – Six Marbella players in winning team

Spanish U18 champions of Europe – Six Marbella players in winning team

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Marbella's Spain U18 players

The current Spanish U18 rugby team created a piece of history by winning the European Championship in Gronoble, France.

Spain were playing in the A division where they beat Sweden 71 – 0, Germany who they beat 50 – 0 and then Russia in the final. They beat the strong Russian team 47 – 0.

They are the only team to have won the Division A group and not conceded a point along the way. This means that they will now be eligible to play in the Elite group alongside teams such as England, France, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

The victory was relevant for Marbella Rugby Club as the victorious national team had 6 players from Marbella. Dani Stohr, Pablo Miejimolle, Jack Davies, George Stokes and Facu Munilla all started the final and Pedro de la Lastra was a second half substitute.

Scrum half Facu Munilla scored two tries in the final to set the tone, followed by the giant second row Jack Davies who also scored.

In the Elite group final, England beat France 27 -22. Josh Peters was a second half substitute for England. Until this season, Josh played all of his rugby at Marbella rugby club. In the summer he moved to England to join Northampton saints.