The World Tens Series is a global sports property which launched in Bermuda in October and November 2020.
Seven privately owned franchises competed in Bermuda for the World Tens Series League, played across four rounds where each team played each other twice. The WTS trophy is the final Series event and is a straight knock-out competition to determine the winners. All seven teams have confirmed their participation in the 2021 Series as have an eighth team out of South America.
2020 was about laying the foundations for the World Tens to prosper. Allowing players from across the globe the opportunity to play competitively in a time where opportunitieswere more limited was of high importance. The ownership group is passionate about providing established and emerging athletes with the chance to compete and grow the World Tens Series.
The rules that have been put in place are there to ensure a high-speed product that is entertaining for viewers and fans around the world.
ABOUT THE GAME
How many players in a squad
Each team will select a squad of 20 players for the Series.
How many players per team
Each team will select a match squad of 16 with no more than 10 players in the playing area during play.
- Two points for a penalty or drop-goal.
- Five points for a try.
- Kick after try is called conversion jeopardy and worth 1 pt, 2 pt, 3 pt or 5 pt depending on the position of the kick.
- Shot clock for all kicks (45 seconds).
- Specialist kickers may be used (within 45 seconds).
- Captain’s Challenge for try (one per match). Can only go back two phases to review.
- Rolling subs.
- Technical time-out – one per game. Coach or captain to advise. Only the coach can go on the field with the current players on the field.
- Yellow card = 2 minute in sin bin.
- Red card = player sent off. Sent off player cannot return but can be replaced afterfour minutes of play.
Can a match end in a draw
No matches drawn, there will be a kicking shoot out if level at full time.
How long is a match
A match lasts 20 minutes (split into two halves, each of 10 minutes plus time added on).
the world tens series award
2020 is the year of great global adversity and challenges for all. It is also the inaugural World Tens Series launch and the year that we proudly introduce the WTS Cup. For years to come, the WTS Cup will be considered as one of the most prestigious accolades in modern rugby.