The Bermuda Rugby Football Unions domestic season will continue this weekend with the Mad Hatters Tournament at the National Sports Center.
The round-robin style tournament will see Mariners, Police, Renegades and Teachers play against each other in Women’s Touch Rugby and Men’s XVs.
Serving as the official start to the season, the Mad Hatters tournament is sponsored by Mad Hatters Restaurant & Bar with custom trophies donated by the Jewett family. Last year saw the Renegades claim the women’s trophy, while Police dominated the Men’s games.
With the international season concluding for Men’s and Women’s 7s and Men’s XVs, players are looking forward to kicking off the new season, which will operate in 4 rounds, ending in April.
As the Women’s contact programme continues to grow after last years Inner Warrior campaign, a female Super League has been added to this year’s schedule. The full contact games will be played in a 10s format, with 10 players per side and 20 minute halves.
Of the upcoming season, a spokesperson for Bermuda Rugby remarked, “We’re looking forward to the start of the 2019-2020 season. The Mad Hatters Tournament is a fantastic way to kick off our domestic season, with the shortened game formats allowing for our players to get back on the field without the pressure of the regular season. We’re thrilled to be adding a Women’s Super League.”