Intro to the world tens series
The World Tens Series is a new international rugby Tens tournament which gets underway in Bermuda from the 24 October until the 07 November 2020.
Privately owned teams will share a cultural rugby experience in Bermuda. Eight teams have been drawn into two groups of four with a quarterfinal, semi-final and the final taking place on 07 November at the Bermuda National Stadium for the first tournament which is set for plenty of running rugby and a party atmosphere. The World Tens Series is all about culture, the players and the fans, and from 2021 the tournament will be expanded to include 16 teams playing in 12 different locations around the world throughout the season.
A new chapter of rugby excellence will be created at the World Tens Series starting in Bermuda.
At Tiger Rugby we believe in sport as a vehicle to change lives.
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Tiger Rugby started as a touring team in 2007, with the intention of exposing young, up and coming players to the highest level of competition at international tournaments. Over the years, we noticed that our approach to the game struck a transcending chord regardless of which language was being spoken. Tiger players have always been selected as much by who they are as people, as their ability to play on the field. Tiger has and intends to continue to develop players who are true ambassadors for the game.
Carinat sports marketing | Marketing partner
A sports marketing company based in Asia with worldwide experience and a global network. Founded in 2008 Carinat Sports Marketing has grown to become a respected and established company with a highly creative and innovative portfolio of sporting rights including event and team ownership.
The Carinat portfolio is now spread across Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe & Africa. The Carinat portfolio has become one of the most attractive and unique set of brands staged in some of the most iconic locations in the world such as Mauritius, Singapore, Stellenbosch, Dubai and Hong Kong.
ABOUT THE leadership team
World tens leadership
The World Tens Series organisation comprises some of the best rugby minds in the industry. The leadership team consists of Chief Executive Officer Jon Phelps, Paul Holmes who is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Business Development Officer James Walker.
Jon Phelps has over 25 years experience in sports marketing, sponsorship and broadcast rights and he has worked in over 35 countries with many different cultures and nationalities.
Paul Holmes is the co-founder of Tiger Rugby and he has been involved in developing rugby around the world for over 20 years. Holmes has developed over 70 rugby players who have gone on to represent the USA rugby team.
James Walker is the co-founder of Tiger Rugby and he is a legend in world rugby and USA rugby circles. Walker is the most successful coach in the history of USA club rugby 7’s and from 2006-2012 he coached his Belmont Shore Team to seven consecutive national championship tournaments.
The leadership team at World Tens comprises a combination of individuals from different backgrounds and cultures coming together with a mission to lead the way forward for rugby. The World Tens Series leadership team are passionate sports industry experts with a wealth of experience in the industry and they look forward to sharing in the excitement of this new rugby journey