Islay welcomes you to this year’s Islay beach rugby “Battle On The Beach“
11th June 2016 – North Beach, Port Ellen, Islay
Islay, off the west coast of Scotland hosts one of the highlights of Scottish rugby. Played on the sand on Port Ellen beach in front of a thousand spectators, the competition is played by both men and women’s teams and traditionally blessed with sunshine making the sand warm and soft but hard work to run on.
Our tournament is a full contact game lasting 5 minutes each. The teams are made up 10 players with 5 players on the pitch at any one time. The players rotate as rolling subs, and you need every player as it is fast and exhausting. The competition is fierce. This year the team from Kilchoman will be going for their 4th overall win of the competition, overtaking Melrose for the most wins.
New for 2016
We are delighted to announce that Kilchoman Distillery are the new sponsor for the Beach Rugby In 2016. Kilchoman is Islay’s farm distillery, based on the west coast of the island. Kilchoman is the smallest distillery on Islay but has a long history with the beach rugby tournament.
Each game is 5 minutes’ long. Teams consist of 10 players; 5 players on the pitch at any one time with rolling substitutions. Playing in bare feet. No Kicking. No throw-in. Tap start. A 3 second “use it or lose it”. 1 point for a try. No conversions.
Other than that, normal rugby rules apply. Referee’s decision is final.
We at Islay rugby Club would like to give a huge thankyou to all our sponsors without who’s support we would not be able to run this event.
Thank you Kilchoman Distillery, Rhino Rugby, Bridgend stores, Brogan Fuels, Harbour Inn. Bowmore, Gleaner Oils, Portcharlotte hotel, Fiona Taxis, CalMac, Buildbase, Bruichladdich Distillery, Anvil Arts, Nick Mckinnon, An Taigh Osda, Bowmore Filling Station, Islay ales, Bridgend Hotel, Islay Doctors, United Auctions, Jackson Farm Supplies, McEachern Bros, Octomore Farm, Andrew Bauld, Ileach, Lauries of Islay, Mundels, Willy Currie, Laggon View, Lochside hotel, Hebridean Air, Ardview Inn and Islay Hotel.