The Loule U-18 rugby team remained unbeaten for the eighth time in succession as the national age group finals were reached with three games to spare against Elvas.

Already the 29-3 victors of the away leg, Loule quickly ran in two tries to establish a decisive 17-0 half-time advantage. The visitors briefly threatened with two tries of their own after the restart, but the Algarve pack regained the initiative scoring a bonus point in emerging the 27-10 victors.