Cape Town 10's Rugby Tournament

From: £999
Date: 02nd - 04th Feb 2017
Rugby
Ages : Veteran, Adult
From: £999
Date: 02nd - 04th Feb 2017
Rugby
Ages : Veteran, Adult

Launched in 2009 by former Springbok stars Bob Skinstad and Robbie Fleck, the Cape Town 10's tournament started off as a rugby only tournament with the event adding Netball in 2013 and the debut of Beach Volleyball in 2016. This year marks the 8th consecutive year of the event, with over 100 rugby teams, 50 netball teams and 50 volleyball teams, from all over South Africa and abroad, set to participate in the 2016 event. As well as all the sport, it features some of the country’s biggest and most popular music acts as well as hosting Africa’s largest beer tent. Thousands of fans and squads gather from across the globe to play their favourite sports and to experience the vibe of 10s that is underpinned by fun, friendships, sports and a couple of cold ones.

Cape Town 10's Rugby Tournament Tournament Information


Tens rugby is a game for all shapes and sizes with five forwards and five backs in a team. It combines the best aspects of Sevens and 15-man rugby, creating a game with more open space than 15's, but with less kicking and less contact. However scrums, line-outs, big hits and even rucking are still important in this version of the game; and of course with all the extra space, speed, skill, and the high scoring that epitomises 7's rugby are all characteristics of the 10's game.

All tournament divisions will be divided up into pools, for the round robin part of the tournament on the Saturday. The top teams will go through to the cup phase of the knockout stages, whereas the bottom teams and the losing quarterfinal sides will all drop down to the plate and bowl sections. This set up means that all teams will play matches on the Saturday and the Sunday - regardless of their results on the first day. There will be four tournament divisions at the Cape Town 10's;

  • 'Beer' division: For those that want to have a bit of fun off the park the Beer division hosts up to 48 teams, split into a 2 tier 'Heavy' and 'Light' divisions system based on the following criteria:
    Heavy
    - If the majority of your team play rugby regular club (or other) rugby
    - If your team is a club team, whether or not playing in the club colours and/or name
    - Academy teams, or the majority of your players are in some sort of academy set up (you should even consider the Premier Division in this case)
    Light
    - Your team was brought together just for this tournament
    - The majority of your team are long since retired and/or aren't playing regular rugby
    - You really are playing just for the beer!

     
  • 'Veteran' division: For those a bit long in the tooth - and want some fun off the field. Hosts 16 teams and ALL team members need to be at least 35 years of age.
     
  • 'Premier' division: For top-level players who also want some fun off the field.
     
  • 'Services' division: For everyone that protects the rest of us in some way - police, army, navy, firefighters etc - who want some fun too
Sample Cape Town 10's Rugby Tournament Itinerary


DAY ONE
Make your way to your chosen departure airport where you will begin your journey to South Africa (hand luggage only). Upon arrival in South Africa you will be transferred to your selected tour accommodation. Upon arrival the night will be at your leisure.

 

DAY TWO
You will be transferred to the Cape Town 10's Rugby Tournament venue where teams will battle it out for the trophy! The tournament will be played throughout the day. On the Saturday teams will be divided up into pools, for the round robin part of the tournament on the Saturday. After the tournament post match entertainment will be provided. Following on from this you will be transferred back to your chosen accommodation with the night at your leisure.

 

DAY THREE
You will be transferred to the Cape Town 10's Rugby Tournament for the second day of play! On Sunday the top teams will go through to the cup phase of the knockout stages, whereas the bottom teams and the losing quarterfinal sides will all drop down to the plate and bowl sections. Following on from post match entertainment will be provided along with the prize giving ceremony. After the entertainment you will be transferred back to your chosen accommodation with the night at your leisure.

 

DAY FOUR
Final day of tour. It's time to pack up and head back to the Airport to await your return flight home.

Sample Cape Town 10's Rugby Tournament


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