11:24 | 21/09/2018 Sports
(VEN) - The 4th Wolf Blass Saigon Rugby 10’s was held successfully at RMIT Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City last weekends. The tournament is hosted and managed by the Al Fresco’s Group (AFG) and the Castelo Group HK, with the support of official naming rights partner Wolf Blass Wines.
This year's tournament attracted 38 teams and over 600 players from more than 10 countries, with players travelling from as far away as South Africa, New Zealand and Australia as well as many teams from neighboring countries in the Asian region.
Teams competed for the coveted bragging rights across 3 divisions, A Grade, Vets Men (over 35’s) and the Women’s.
This year's A Grade Cup winners were the Headhunter Sports Barbarians who ran out winners over Nedlands RFC in a hard fought contest, while in the play off for 3rd and 4th, the South Brisbane Magpies won the bowl with a win over the Kamesenryu Dragons.
In the Veteran’s, first time attendees, the Hamilton Dynamiter Pups defeated the Kamesenryu Vets, with the South African based Pups proving too strong at the end of the day recording a large win.
In the Women’s final, it was a case of déjà vu as the same teams faced off for the title, with the Bucks RFC yet again getting the better of their rivals the Southerners Women.
In the biggest turnout to date, there were many local spectators who attended over the 2 days at RMIT, with an increase in families who were able to enjoy some entertaining games of Rugby whilst the kids enjoyed their time in the AGS Four Winds children’s activity center.
“Once again, on behalf of the event organizer’s, we are very grateful for all the support we receive from our sponsor partners, as without this support, we just would not be able to put on an event of this size. I would also like to do a personal shout out to all the referees and the team from AFG who worked tirelessly in the build up to the event and also over the weekend to make sure that everyone was enjoying their time”, said Eric Kerrison, the event’s Marketing Manager. “The aim of the Wolf Blass Saigon 10’s is to put Saigon firmly on the map as a destination in Asia to play rugby and have a fantastic time doing it. We are certainly on the road to achieving this as the numbers show, with the 38 teams participating and a further 12 teams on standby”.
The success of this tournament will continue to help the game of Rugby grow in the region.