Rhinos from California Top Series After Tournament #1: Full Match Videos Online
Ollie Nott packing down in the 5 man scrum wearing #8 helped the California based Rhinos to a perfect 5-0 record over the two days. They defeated the favoured London Royals in their final match, coming back at the whistle to score the winning try and add a two point conversion. One of the variations in the tournament is allowing conversion options varying from 1 to 5 points depending on the angle and distance.
World 10s Series Announces Rosters: Six Canadians in Tournament Including DTH
The World Tens Series kicks off this weekend in Bermuda. They've listed 6 of the 7 rosters with only the team from the Middle East, Phoenix, unaccounted for at the present time. There is a lot of top talent taking the field including Cecil Afrika and Dan Norton. DTH leads a Canadian contingent spread out over three teams including Ollie Nott and Nick Taylor with the California based Rhinos, Kyle Baillie and Eric Howard on the Ohio Aviators and DTH and Josh Larsen on the Miami team.
At the present time the only live coverage announced has been in the UK and Ireland with Sky Sports. It's a busy weekend for rugby with the completion of the Six Nations and the beginning of the Autumn internationals.
The tournament runs over 3 consecutive weekends with the final weekend being a knockout playoff. More details and links below from the World Tens Series website.
from the World Tens website
Tournaments one and two, taking place across consecutive weekends from 24 October, will now be a league format, with each team playing each other twice across the weekend. The team with the most wins across the two series tournaments will win the World Tens League Title 2020 and be seeded number one for the WTS Cup.
The WTS Cup will be a knock-out play-off taking place on 7 November. The League Title winner and, number one seed, will receive a bye straight through to the semi-finals with the remaining six teams competing in a quarter final match. Two Semi-finals and a Final will follow where the WTS Cup 2020 will be awarded to the winning team.
The seven confirmed franchises for the World Tens Series 2020 are SX1O (Cape Town), Asia Pacific Dragons (Singapore), Phoenix (Middle East), London Royals (London), Miami Sun (Florida), Rhinos (Southern California) and Ohio Aviators (Columbus)
William Leonard (Rugby United New York) Zach Bonte Jacques Rabe (SAS Rugby 7s) Christian Holmes Conor Kindregan (New England Free Jacks) Courtney Winnaar Cyrille Cama Carl Meyer (NOLA Gold) Jack Casey Jacob Hidalgo Jake Campey (Dallas Rugby) Julian Dominguez Widmer (NOLA Rugby) Luyolo Dapula Mike Teo (San Diego Legion) Nick Taylor (Seattle Seawolves) Ollie Nott Patrick Regan (UCLA) Tyler Fujimoto Eric Naposki
Will Vakalahi (Old Glory DC) Anthony Parry (Rugby United New York) Michael Brown (Rugby United ew York) Josh Larsen (New England Free Jacks) Matthew Hughson, Luca Tani (LA Giltinis) Wesley Teo (Blemont Shore) Moses Lalasava (Seattle Saracens) Connor Buck (WTS Combines) Nick Bowyer (San Diego Legion) Joey Sok (WTS Combines) Nolan Tuamoheloa (Utah Warriors) James Stokes Mark O’Keefe (Landsdowne) Tyrie Allen (WTS Combines) Matthew Coore (WTS Combines) Troy Lockyear (Rugy United New York) Janry Du Toit Marcus Satuva DTH Van der Merwe
Frikkie De Beer Oscar Ouma Marzuq Maaman Thinus Van Zyl Cory Daniel Andrew Amonde Tienie Burger Gary Porter Harry McNulty Luke Treharne Craig Hunt Cecil Afrika Connor Wallace Sims Oscar Dennis JT Jackson JP Du Plessis Willy Ambaka Collins Injera Christian Ambadiang Dewald Naude.
Stephen Coetzee (Seattle) Devanate Onojaife Andrew Durutalo (Seattle Seawolves) Sean McNulty (LA Giltinis) Collin Hughes (WTS Combines Athlete) Ross Neal (Seattle Seawolves) Max Northcote-Green Alex Gray, Aldo Campbell Richard de Carpentier Robert Elan-Puttick (Austin Gilgronis) James Haley (WTS Combine Athlete) Tom Mitchell David Busby (Seattle Seawolves) Alex Davis JP Aguirre (Seattle Seawolves) Tom Bowen Tom Emery Dan Norton Giovani Douyyon (WTS Combine Athlete) Ben Foden (Rugby United New York)
Vili Tolutau – (Seattle Seawolves) Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz (Old Glory DC) Faafetai William Teo (Old Mission Beach Athletic Club RFC) Chris Eves (Manawatu) Lino Saunitoga (Kalihi Raiders) Apisai Naikatini (Old Glory DC) Maikeli Naromaitoga Miles Wakelin Rowan Gouws Kurt Morath (Austin Gilgronis) Nafi Tuitavake Tomasi Alosio (Samoa 7s) Thretton Palamo (Houston Sabrecats) Tommy Bell Hemaua Samisoni Elden Schoeman (Turks) Alex Khutsishvili (WTS Combine Athlete) Jamil Robinson (WTS Combine Athlete)
Tournament #1 - Schedule
SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 10:00 – 10:30 Ohio Aviators v London Royals 10:30 – 11:00 Asia Pacific Dragons v Miami Sun 11:00 – 11:30 SX10 v Rhinos 12:00 – 12:30 London Royals v Miami Sun 12:30 – 13:00 Ohio Aviators v Rhinos 13:00 – 13:30 Asia Pacific Dragons v Phoenix 14:00 – 14:30 Miami Sun v Rhinos 14:30 – 15:00 London Royals v Phoenix 15:00 – 15:30 Ohio Aviators v SX10 16:00 – 16:30 Rhinos v Phoenix 16:30 – 17:00 Miami Sun v SX10 17:00 – 17:30 London Royals v Asia Pacific Dragons SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER 11:00 – 11:30 Asia Pacific Dragons v Rhinos 11:30 – 12:00 SX10 v Phoenix 12:00 – 12:30 Miami Sun v Ohio Aviators 13:30 – 14:00 SX10 v Asia Pacific Dragons 14:00 – 14:30 Phoenix v Ohio Aviators 14:30 – 15:00 Rhinos v London Royals 16:00 – 16:30 Asia Pacific Dragons v Ohio Aviators 16:30 – 17:00 Phoenix v Miami Sun 17:00 – 17:30 SX10 v London Royals