On September 14, Founding conference of the Brisbane Global Tens was held in the Australian Embassy at Tokyo. The Brisbane Global Tens is the tournament of Rugby tens, it will be held in Brisbane on February 11 and 12 2017. The tournament will be held at Suncorp Stadium, home of the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby. The 10 Super Rugby teams from Australia and New Zealand take part in this tournament, and the Panasonic Wildnights of Japan Top League also participates. In this day, Robbie Deans of Wildnights’s head coach and eight players attended the conference.
Initially, the organizer approached the Japan national rugby union and Sunwolves of Super League, but they refused to participate. Deans HC said “When we received the invitation, I thought it was a good opportunity to place a Japanese rugby in the world. February is just finishing the season of Top League, so I think that we can participate in a good state”. And Akihito Yamada of Wildnights said” It will be an exciting tournament. Also I’m looking forward to play with Ayumu Goromaru of the RC Toulon”. The RC Toulon of Top 14 also take part in the tournament, it is carried out in all 14 teams.
What kind of rules is carried out Rugby tens? It is called “ten-a-side”, the match is carried out at 10 players in the team, the team made up of five Forward and five Backs. The match will be held in the 10-minute half. The refrain players are 5 people, Substitution is a possible unlimited. So The Rugby tens has adopted the nice thing about Sevens and Rugby union.
This youtube’s video is the match of Rugby tens at Singapore. The Rugby tens’s strategy is close to the Rugby union.