Brisbane Global Tens
Sat 11 February 2017- Sun 12 February 2017
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Three hundred of the world’s finest rugby players representing 14 clubs from six countries - and an army of fans - will descend upon Suncorp Stadium for two days of rugby heaven in February for the Brisbane Global Tens.
The inaugural event on February 11 and 12, 2017 will feature ten professional franchises from Australia and New Zealand as well as French powerhouse club Toulon, Japan’s Panasonic Wild Knights, South Africa’s Blue Bulls and the Samoan international team.
Former Wallabies and Crusaders coach and current Panasonic Wild Knights coach Robbie Deans: “You could argue that this will be the biggest gathering of world class rugby players in one city in the history of the game. To gather all these teams together in one place is a remarkable achievement. I’m really looking forward to seeing how our boys stack up against the likes of Toulon.The timing is great as a lead-in to the 2017 season proper. Suncorp is the perfect venue for an event like this. Caxton Street will be buzzing. Tens involves a greater variety of players than 7s but will be faster than 15-a-side. The set pieces will be genuine contests and with only ten players on the field there is a lot more space to attack. It will be a festival of rugby and a fun event. There will be a lot of intrigue about how players and teams adapt - but most of all it will be a great spectacle.”
Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais: "The tournament will come at a perfect time for us, as we will be entering our final preparations going into the 2017 season. It will give us a final platform to evaluate new strategies and plans that we would have been working on through the pre-season. This will also provide an ideal opportunity for some of our younger players to experience playing abroad and the effects of touring.”
St.George Queensland Reds’ fullback Karmichael Hunt: “I’m really looking forward to playing in the Brisbane Global Tens and testing myself in this exciting form of the game. This is taking place on our home patch and in front our home fans, so the Reds will prepare thoroughly to put on the best possible show and be in the mix for the silverware. It’s going to be a great tournament for the players from all of the clubs involved, as well as fans and the game in general. I’ve never played Tens but it’s a pretty interesting concept and I’m looking forward to seeing how we go.”
Tickets on sale from Thursday 11 August
General Admission Tickets
2-day passes start from just AU $69
Available from Sportsnet Holidays.
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