The Gallagher Chiefs have been handed the honour of playing in the first ever Brisbane Global Rugby Tens match at Suncorp Stadium on February 11.
Dave Rennie’s side will launch the tournament on the stroke of midday on Saturday February 11 with a Pool A clash against the Melbourne Rebels.
“There’ll certainly be no waiting around wondering what it is going to be like,” says Gallagher Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie. “We’ll get the chance to crack straight into it which is awesome.”
All eyes will be on the Gallagher Chiefs and Rebels as 13 of the game’s best club teams plus the Samoan national team come together for the world’s premier club rugby tournament at Suncorp Stadium.
“We’re rapt to be first out of the blocks,” Gallagher Chiefs coach Dave Rennie said. “The Tens is a new and exciting concept for our squad so we’ll have to learn and adapt quickly. With so many world class players on show and all that space, it will be a great spectacle.”
Featuring a similar structure to the 15-a-side game but with more space on field for players to showcase their skills, Tens rugby is the perfect format for what will be a hugely entertaining launch of the Super Rugby season in Brisbane for at least the next four years.
Prior to the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens, the Chiefs will play the Bulls in a pre-season match in Ballymore Brisbane on Thursday, 9 February.
All fans who purchase a 2017 Chiefs membership before 23 December are in the draw to win an amazing Brisbane Global Rugby Tens prize package valued at $4500, as well as tickets to the pre season game against the Bulls. To find out more click here.
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The Gallagher Chiefs have been drawn in Pool A for the Brisbane Global Rugby Tens and will match up against the NSW Waratahs, Melbourne Rebels and the Panasonic Wild Knights.
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