Brisbane Global 10s



  • The two-day, 10-a-side tournament, billed as the Brisbane Global 10s, will be staged at Suncorp Stadium on February 11 and 12 after Duco Events secured multimillion-dollar Brisbane City Council and Queensland government funding for the next four years.
    The event will feature 500 players, 14 teams from six countries, $1.55million in appearance fees and prizemoney and is expected to be broadcast in 20 different markets, including France and Sky Sports UK
     
    Teams will include:
    All 5 Aus Super Rugby teams
    All 5 NZ Super Rugby teams
    Toulon (France)
    Panasonic Wild Knights (Japan)
    Bulls (South Africa)
    Samoa 10s
     
    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/super-rugby-10s-global-tournament-bound-for-brisbane-20160709-gq29r5.html#ixzz4E0CZHzdE 
     
    I'm thinking this is how the team would be selected.
     
    2 Props
    1 Hooker

    1. Locks/Loose Forwards
    2. Halves
    3. Centres/Outside Backs
       
      Thoughts??
       
      Also if they are going to do this they may aswell run the Sprint contest that some of the Ferners were talking about a few days ago.


  • WTF



  • Geez, that's 2 weeks after the Wellington 7s, one week after the Sydney 7s. The NRL 9s in Auckland are also in February. Isn't it a bit too much for February?



  • There is a bit of a financial carrot, however this could end up as a shit storm if there is a massive injury toll weeks out from Super Rugby kickoff.



  • It seems to me that they are doing what I have thought they should do for a while - improve the public involvement in preseason.
     
    For years they have been playing preseason games amongst themselves with minimal crowds and making no money off it. It's even been hard to find any footage at all.
     
    This way a decent number of guys get a hit-out and they can make some money off it, but most important of all, we get to see it!



  • C4L, tens isn't a new game. 5-5 split.
    Ho do 500 players go into 14 teams?



  • Odd



  • Not sure why posters are baffled. The Super Rugby franchises want this. They've all agreed to enter. They would otherwise be playing a pre-season game a fortnight out from the season so why not do it in a tournament setting where they can cycle through their entire squad. And if someone is going to cover their costs and give them some prize money they'd be daft not to accept the invite.
     
    They'd otherwise we playing in Levin or Motueka with 12-man reserve benches.



  • Why aren't the South Africans involved?



  • Not sure why posters are baffled. The Super Rugby franchises want this. They've all agreed to enter. They would otherwise be playing a pre-season game a fortnight out from the season so why not do it in a tournament setting where they can cycle through their entire squad. And if someone is going to cover their costs and give them some prize money they'd be daft not to accept the invite.
     
    They'd otherwise we playing in Levin or Motueka with 12-man reserve benches.

    It just seems unlikely to me that people will watch it.



  • Why aren't the South Africans involved?

    Maybe they think they play enough 10 man rugby throughout the year?



  • Maybe they think they play enough 10 man rugby throughout the year?

    good idea. Super preseason is a bag of rubbish usually anyway.



  • It just seems unlikely to me that people will watch it.

    I think people will watch it. I just think some of those people may be less likely to watch the other tournaments in February as well. Just too many tournaments in one month.
     
    As for injuries, playing an 80-minute preseason game on a soft, muddy field on a farm may be just as risky as playing a few 10s games on a real rugby field.
     
    Looking forward to it! Step aside Auckland 9s ... (because union is so much better to watch than league).



  • As for injuries, playing an 80-minute preseason game on a soft, muddy field on a farm may be just as risky as playing a few 10s games on a real rugby field.

    Real rugby field. Brisbane in February?



  • Real rugby field. Brisbane in February?

    Dunno, is Suncorp that bad in Feb? Or are you referring to its use for football? Obviously, I was making a comparison with shitty farm fields.



  • Well, best of luck to them. Fuck that humidity and likely temps in the 30s.



  • Why aren't the South Africans involved?

    You mean other than the Bulls?



  • you'd have to think under the NZ model, the NZRU would pick up any prize money and maybe just give bonuses to players (who are likely to be WTG players, surely?)



  • The article in the SST said each team would be using squads of up to 40 players.  That would be your full squad + WTG.  Overkill really.



  • I am glad its Super teams and not some other concoction. I'll be watching


 

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