Rugby Tens, a new world rugby 10s league, will be launched in Lisbon, November 27-28. The matches will take place at the Lisbon University Stadium.
Rugby Tens will have both men's and women's competitions: most importantly, there be equal pay and awards for both genders. This is the first competitive rugby championship in the world to feature total gender equality: from the financial aspect to the competition format, dates and match venues.
The circuit will have four stages. After Lisbon, Rugby Tens will head to Paris, Cape Town and Las Vegas. The team that collects more points along the stages, combining the results of both men's and women's teams, wins the championship.
In Portugal, Rugby Tens will be organized by Move Sports, with the support of the Portuguese Rugby Federation (FPR).
“FPR is proud to be associated with the organisation of the Rugby Tens Championship. Rugby Tens has the potential to become one of the world's premier tournaments for rugby players around the world. Portugal, and the city of Lisbon, will host this competition with open arms, in the certainty that it will be another contribution to the development of the sport in Portugal”, said Carlos Amado da Silva, President of FPR.
For Thierry Daupin, co-founder of R10C, "Move Sports was instrumental in bringing this event to Lisbon. Its experience in logistics, operations and event organization made us confident that Lisbon and Portugal are the ideal locations for this launch event. Its operational skills were the main drivers of our decision to host this year's event in Portugal".
The launch of the Rugby Tens Championship will bring professional players from over 15 countries on 6 continents to Lisbon.
About Move Sports
Move Sports organizes training camps, sports tours and corporate events in Portugal and Spain around sports such as football, rugby, field hockey, swimming, basketball, athletics and lacrosse, amongst others. Move Sports offers a comprehensive service to schools, clubs and companies from all over the world, ranging from sports organization to travel and transfers, accommodation and ancillary entertainment and leisure programs.
Move Sports is also responsible for organizing the Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, one of the greatest rugby youth tournaments in the world.