Vodacom Blue Bulls to face Brumbies and Highlanders in Brisbane Tens
The Vodacom Blue Bulls will face the Brumbies and Highlanders in the Brisbane Tens in February next year.
All eyes were on Brisbane’s central city Queen Street Mall this morning for the live draw of the inaugural Brisbane Global Rugby Tens tournament.
Queensland Parliament MP the Honourable Curtis Pitt and City Councilor Krista Adams had the honour of drawing the 14 balls that determined the four pools for the February 11 and 12 blockbuster Suncorp Stadium event.
The tournament features all ten Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby clubs plus four invitational teams – French powerhouse Toulon, Japan’s Panasonic Wild Knights, Tama Samoa and South Africa’s Blue Bulls.
Teams were drawn into four pools – two pools of four and two pools of three. The top two teams from each pool qualify for knockout play.
Duco Events Chief Executive Rachael Carroll said the tournament would be a game-changer for Brisbane the rugby fans around the globe.
“Today’s draw brings us one step closer to staging one of the great annual sporting events in Australia, bringing around 300 of the best rugby players together for two days of rugby heaven,” Ms Carroll said.
“We’d like to thank our partners, Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, for making this wonderful event a reality, and for their ongoing support in delivering what will be a tremendous two days of sporting entertainment at Suncorp Stadium and a whole week of fun outside the stadium’s gates.”
BRISBANE GLOBAL RUGBY TENS POOLS
Panasonic Wild Knights