- Published on Monday, 11 September 2017 09:38
- Written by Saigoneer.
From the organizer: This year marks the 3rd consecutive year the Al Fresco’s Group (AFG) have hosted an International Rugby Tournament at RMIT’s University.
The tournament is operated by the AFG and the Castelo Group HK and Wolf Blass are the official naming rights partners for 3 year from 2017-2019.
This year, the tournament welcomes 28 teams from more than 10 countries. This year is the first time the tournament has the participance of Female Rugby players from five, “All FemaleTeams”
Besides putting Vietnam on the map for the local and regional circuits of International Rugby Teams who wish to travel, compete and enjoy fun rugby tournaments, the organizers of Wolf Blass Saigon Rugby 10s would like to focus on the tournament’s hospitality as well as organising an entertaining sporting event.
On a Friday night, teams are collected at the airport and then attend a huge welcome party, this year hosted by Equatorial Hotel in D5. A fun meet and greet party with an endless smorgasbord of quality food and drink. Then on Saturday, players roll into the tournament.
The tournament also has a lot of interesting activities for both kids and adults besides great rugby, food and drink. There’s a fun activation area hosted by ISHCMC for kids, Rugby kid coaching clinic, there’s a DJ playing during the days of tournament, opportunities to gather and chat with friends, making new friends and have funs…The tournament enriches the weekend entertainment activities in Saigon and provides an exciting playground for players, sponsors, officials and spectators who wish to enjoy a family day out and watch live sports.
Saturday is the first part of the tournament, and will host all of the group games. This year they’ve split the categories. Full-on go, where teams hit hard, a veteran’s pool of players over 35, and this year for the first time Rugby 10s will host women’s rugby.
Everyone will get to watch some great rugby from some international teams that have never stepped foot in Vietnam before.
The best news is… you can come back on Sunday for more of the same, and get to watch the final teams compete for the coveted trophy.
“We’ve got bookings already for next year,” Mr. Peter Holdsworth, the AFG’s Marketing Manager exclaims. “Teams from New Zealand and South Africa have already booked their spots. Ideally we’d love this to be a 100-team tournament, to get more community involvement, and to incorporate additional sport, such as touch rugby. There is so much potential for this event.”
“This year we are very excited to have Wolf Blass Wine, Australia, commit to a three year naming rights sponsors contract and we hugely appreciate such a prestigious wine company as Wolf Blass for their support and belief of the Saigon 10’s event.
We look forward to working in partnership with Wolf Blass for the next three years, enhancing and strengthening and taking the Wolf Blass Saigon 10’s to a new level, for many more years to come,” added Holdsworth.
This is NOT just great days of International Rugby, it is the BIG DAYS OUT for the whole family!!!
Free Entrance and the action starts from 9am until 6pm at RMIT’s stadium (702 Nguyen Van Linh, D7, HCMC) on Saturday and Sunday 16-17 September 2017.
Please register here to get ticket for free.
Saturday and Sunday, 16 – 17 September
9:00am – 6:00pm
RMIT University | 702 Nguyen Van Linh Blvd, Tan Phong, D7, Ho Chi Minh City