Vodacom Blue Bulls to play in Brisbane Global Tens
Annual Brisbane Global Tens to Launch Southern Hemisphere Rugby Season from 2017
Three hundred of the world’s finest rugby players representing 14 clubs from six countries - and an army of fans - will descend upon Suncorp Stadium for two days of rugby heaven in February for the Brisbane Global Tens.
Founded by major events company Duco Events - the creator of the spectacularly successful Downer NRL Auckland Nines tournament - in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) and Brisbane City Council through Brisbane Marketing, the Brisbane Global Tens kicks off next year and will be a fixture on the rugby calendar for the next four seasons.
The inaugural event on February 11 and 12, 2017 will feature ten professional franchises from Australia and New Zealand as well as French powerhouse club Toulon, Japan’s Panasonic Wild Knights, South Africa’s Blue Bulls and the Samoan international team.
Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais welcomed the event: "The tournament will come at a perfect time for us, as we will be entering our final preparations going into the 2017 season. It will give us a final platform to evaluate new strategies and plans that we would have been working on through the pre-season. This will also provide an ideal opportunity for some of our younger players to experience playing abroad and the effects of touring.”
“The Brisbane Global Tens is the pre-eminent rugby tens tournament on the planet on every measure,” David Higgins, the director of Duco Events said. “The quality of clubs, players and venue, the participation and prize money, broadcast reach and audience size is unprecedented, making it a truly unique event that will become an
iconic fixture in the international sporting calendar.”
“We expect tickets to be in huge demand so to avoid missing out we urge fans to move quick and purchase their tickets from http://www.ticketek.com.au/BrisbaneTens,” Higgins said.
Tickets go on sale to the General Public at 9:00am on Thursday 11 August.
• For ticketing information visit the official Brisbane Global Tens website www.brisbaneglobaltens.com or http://www.ticketek.com.au/BrisbaneTens
• For official travel packages from outside of Brisbane to the Brisbane Global Tens visit https://sportsnetholidays.com/events/rugby/brisbane-global-tens-2017/