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Riley and Cima to bring flair to World Tens Series

Shawn Riley will be looking to bring all his football skills to the World Tens Series when he combines with skilful and tactical fly half Ben Cima at the first-ever tournament in Bermuda.

Riley played football at the University of Akron Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio, before switching to rugby and he played for the Ohio Aviators in Pro Rugby in 2016.

Coming from a football background Riley is sure to put in some big hits and create space on his outside for the likes of USA international Rugby 15’s fly half Ben Cima.

The 24-year-old Cima will look to take advantage of the new Conversion Jeopardy Rule which awards teams 1-5 points based on the zone on the field where the kick is taken from.

Cima kicked a 50+ metre penalty against Canada in 2016 and his kicking boot and distribution skills combined with Riley’s physicality and skill will open up opposition defences.

These two players will form a strong combination that will definitely benefit their team and get fans excited starting on the 24 October when the first-ever World Tens Series tournament gets underway in Bermuda.