World Club 10s

Summary

World Club 10s is a rugby union tournament played under rugby tens rules, and contested by professional clubs from around the world. Top-level teams from Africa,[1] Asia,[2] Europe,[3] and Oceania,[4] have played in the tournament since the first edition in 2014.

World Club 10s
SportRugby 10s
First season2014
No. of teams8
Most recent
champion(s)
Blue Bulls (2018)
Official websiteworldclub10s.com

History edit

 
World Club 10s in Singapore, 2014.

The first tournament was played in Singapore as the opening event of the new National Stadium in June 2014.[5] The Auckland Blues of New Zealand won the final by 10–5 after double extra time against Australia's ACT Brumbies.[6] However, the event was overshadowed by a serious injury during the third-place playoff match that ended the rugby career of Welsh player Owen Williams.[7]

After a hiatus in 2015, the tournament moved to Mauritius with Beachcomber as the new title sponsor for 2016.[8] In an all-Australian final, the Western Force won the title by 7–0 to leave the ACT Brumbies as runner-up for a second time.[9] The Blue Bulls from South Africa reached the final in 2017 and 2018, winning back-to-back titles against the Free State Cheetahs and Newcastle Falcons, respectively.[10]

Champions edit

Year Venue Cup final Placings Ref
Winner Score Runner-up Third Fourth Fifth
2014 National Stadium
Singapore
  Blues  
10–5
a.e.t.
  Brumbies   AP Dragons   Cardiff Blues  SamoaWater [11]
2016 Stade Anjalay
Mauritius
 Force 7–0   Brumbies   Sharks   Italy All Stars   AP Dragons [12]
2017 Stade Anjalay
Mauritius
  Blue Bulls 26–7   Cheetahs   AP Dragons  Force   Pyrenees [10]
[13]
2018 Stade Anjalay
Mauritius
  Blue Bulls 24–17   Newcastle   Sharks   Montpellier   AP Dragons [14]

References edit

  1. ^ "Defending World Club 10s champions Western Force avoid Super Rugby rivals". The West Australian. 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Rugby: Kealakehe grad Wooching to play with English club at world tourney". Hawaii Tribune-Herald. 1 June 2017. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Sports express". Journal de l'île de La Réunion (in French). Saint-Denis, Réunion. 19 June 2017. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  4. ^ "ACT Brumbies duo Sam Thomas and Brodie Leber keen to stamp mark at Mauritius 10s". The Canberra Times. 16 June 2017. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Rugby's World Club 10s to kick-off sporting events at new Sports Hub". The Straits Times. Singapore. 27 February 2014. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  6. ^ Dutton, Chris (22 June 2014). "ACT Brumbies fall short in Singapore world club 10s final after double extra time". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Welsh player suffers spine injury at World Club 10s". Today Online. 26 June 2014. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. ^ "10 reasons to go to the World Club 10s rugby in Mauritius". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Force crowned World Club 10s Champions". Australian Rugby. 20 June 2016. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  10. ^ a b "World Club 10s: Blue Bulls are the winners". Rugby Talk. 18 June 2017. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Rugby: Blues beat Brumbies to win World Club 10s in Singapore". Sport Asia. 2014. Archived from the original on 21 July 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Results". World Club 10s. 2016. Archived from the original on 18 June 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  13. ^ "Kenyan trio through to World Club 10s quarters". Raga House. 17 June 2017. Archived from the original on 19 June 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  14. ^ Beachcomber World Club 10s Rugby. 19 June 2018.

External links edit

  • Tens law variations World Rugby