What's the deal?
- › Ten-a-side
- › Ten minutes per half
- › 14 world class mens teams battle it out in a knockout tournament
- › Interstate exhibition matches featuring some of Australia’s finest womens rugby players
The ten-a-side format celebrates all aspects of the game
Fusing the skill and set pieces of 15s with the speed and agility of sevens.
The combination of top-quality rugby and a party vibe means the Tens is for you
Whether you’re a die-hard rugby fan, sports lover or you simply enjoy being part of major events.
There are set to be some enthralling head-to-heads all the way from the pool stages to the final of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens. Each one of the 14 world-class teams competing to be crowned champions will start their campaign against fierce competition in the pools.
Teams have been drawn into four pools – two pools of four (A and B) and two pools of three (C and D). Each team plays three games in the pool stages – teams from Pools A and B play all others in their pools; teams from Pools C and D do the same, plus one from the other threeteam pool. The top two teams from each pool qualify for knockout play.
The rules of the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens are based on World Rugby’s official rugby tens rules.
Essentially a hybrid of the traditional 15-a-side game and rugby 7s, the objective is to promote free-flowing and fast-paced rugby, while still retaining the physical intensity and enthralling forward and backline play that rugby fans love.
- 1 Ten players per team on field
- 2 Eight substitutes, with unlimited interchanges
- 3 Ten-minute halves. Two minute half-time
- 4 Knockout matches drawn after regulation are continued into extra time, in multiple five minute periods
- 5 All conversion attempts must be drop-kicked
- 6 Conversions must be taken within 40 seconds of scoring a try
- 7 Five-player scrums
- 8 Scoring team kicks off
- 9 Yellow cards net a three-minute suspension
- 10 Referees rule on advantage quickly (where one play usually ends advantage)