Rugby on the water for Monaco Water Games

Port Hercule, Monaco

As part of the new ‘Monaco Water Games’, AS Monaco Rugby is offering the unique chance to play rugby on a pontoon in the middle of Port Hercule.

For three days, between 12th and 14th July, lovers of Rugby will get the chance to experience the sport like never before. A 32m by 36m pontoon will float off the shore of the Monaco Yacht Club and the extremities won’t be marked by white lines, but by water.

Spectators will be able to watch the matches free of charge from the edge of the port, but there is also the chance to get involved in the action itself. The first day will be dedicated to the rugby schools, but on the second day, 13th of July, amateurs will get their chance to compete.

France’s rugby team in the Principality ahead of World Cup

The five-a-side tournament will take place from 10am until 8pm, and teams can quite literally dive head-first into the experience for €400 per team. There can be a maximum of eight players per team. On the final day of competition, a business tournament will take place with 10 teams present, each composed of between seven to 10 players at the cost of €2,500 per team. Each team will be accompanied by either a current or former international rugby player.

The final day of competition will also bring together former internationals for a Legends Match. The identities of these “legends” are yet to be announced. However, there will be stars off the pontoon too.

The French squad will be in the Principality of Monaco between 2nd and 16th of July, and will sign shirts on the evening of the final day of the competition.

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup, which starts with France facing New Zealand in Paris, this unique experience of the game will create excitement ahead of the competition, with many matches taking place just down the road at the Allianz Riviera in Nice.



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Photo source: Unsplash; This article was originally published on 14th June 2023.