Brussels Tigers win EFAF Atlantic Cup

Brussels Tigers (white) - winners of Atlantic Cup VI

The Brussels Tigers won Atlantic Cup VI today with a 9-7 victory over Dutch entrants, Hilversum Hurricanes. The win means that Belgium draws level with Ireland and the Netherlands with 2 wins each since the tournament was incepted in 2009. The final was a low scoring defensive affair which was edged by the host team.

Earlier today, Ireland’s Dublin Rebels had a comfortable 20-7 victory over French entrant, the Vileneuve d’Ascq Vikings to take 3rd place in the competition. The Rebels were defeated 24-14 by Brussels in Saturday’s semi-final – with the difference between the team being some uncharacteristic costly defensive errors by the Rebels. Hilversum defeated the Vikings 16-13 in the other semi-final. 

EFAF Atlantic Cup VI Results (all games played in Brussels, Belgium): 

Sunday 7th September: 

FINAL – Brussels Tigers (BEL) 9-7 Hilversum Hurricanes (NL).

3rd PLACE – Dublin Rebels (IRL) 20-7 Villneuve d’Ascq Vikings (FRA).

Saturday 6th September:

SEMI: Brussels Tigers 24-14 Dublin Rebels

SEMI: Hilversum Hurricanes 16-13 Villneuve d’Ascq Vikings.