Bangkok International Tens 2020: Teams Confirmed
The Bangkok International Tens 2020 have confirmed most of the pools and teams playing at the social rugby tournament which helps raise funds for the Nak Suu Rugby Academy.
This 2-day rugby tournament runs from February 28th-March 1st 2020 and features Men’s, Women’s, Vets, Youth rugby as well as Touch rugby. In 2019 the Bangkok International Tens had a total of 44 adult teams registered as well as 36 youth teams.
A number of items are also being auctioned, follow the Bangkok International Tens FB page for more information.
*Updated 25th February – The organisers have posted updated pools and teams, initially also saying that Coronavirus was causing teams to drop out and pools to be rescheduled (their post has since been amended). Teams from Vietnam (Saigon Geckos) were barred from travelling to the tournament. It also looks as if Japanese teams pulled out (Tokyo Gaijin, Bangkok Japanese, Nipon Oval, Gakushi Rugger Club etc).
This is due to the Ministry of Education (MOE) issuing several rules regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). The rule requires any students or parents travelling to those countries to self-quarantine themselves upon returning to Thailand for 14 days. These included Malaysia and Vietnam.
“The Bangkok International Tens (BIT) committee is closely monitoring the spreading of COVID-19 and is adhering to the directive sent by the MOE. Furthermore, they have informed us that they will comply with all rules issued by the MOE.
In terms of how this will affect the tournament, the BIT committee is contacting the touring teams from the countries listed on the directive and informing them that they will need to withdraw from the competition.”
Bangkok International Tens 2020 Pools
- Men’s Open: 16 teams (24 were initially planned)
- Vets (Men over 35): 10 teams
- Women’s Open: 12 teams
- Youth (multiple age groups): 42 teams
- Touch Rugby: 10 teams
Youth games will run in the morning and adult games in the afternoon which include 6 youth age groups: Under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18.
The Men’s defending Cup Champions, PAC (Pig Athletic Club) were allegedly asked not to enter this year by the organisers after winning several Cup titles in recent years. However, another high-level club, organised by the tournament, Nak Suu Warriors, has been allowed to enter despite also reaching several cup finals recently.
There are rugby teams from a number of countries including Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Japan etc.
- Nak Suu Warriors
- Bush Turkeyz Rugby
- Vientiane Buffalos
- Pattaya Panthers
- Jigsaws Rugby
- Burewood Blues
- Phnom Penh Shiny Rahus
- Sumitomo RFC Thailand
- Jam Boys
- Royal Thai Navy
- Pakuranga Pumas
- Bangers Colts
- Bangkok Japanese
The teams were reduced to 6 from 8 and now will be a round-robin format.
- Jam Boys
- Bangkok Bangers Vets
- Jigsaws Rugby
- Southerner Old Boys
- Colombo Synergy Rugby
- Banger Belles
- Cambodia Rahus
- Vientiane Lions
- Balus Women’s
- Vientiane Bufalletes
- Southerners Ladies
- RC Saint Paul La Reunion
- SKF Mavericks
The two-day social tens rugby tournament will be live-streamed with commentary in English in 2020.
*We will update the article when more information is available.
- Date: 29th February – 1st March 2020
- Venue: Bangkok Patana School Sports Complex, Thailand
The tournament is preceded by an opening ceremony at Ambar, on the roof of Four Points hotel in Bangkok on Friday the 28th February starting at 7pm.
Read about other social rugby tournaments in Asia
- Find out about the K.E.R.A league in Korea.
- Manila Rugby Tens 2020 is in March in the Philippines.
- The Taiwan International Tens 2020 is in June.
- Find out about the Phuket International Rugby Tens 2020.