The Rugby World Tens Series will conclude with the Cup Competition set to take place at the National Sports Center, November 7th.
Each team finished in the World Tens Series League has played a part in the draw for the World Tens Series Cup. As a reward for finishing top of the table, London Royals have received a bye through to the semi-finals where they will meet the winner of Quarter-Final one between Ohio Aviators and Miami Sun which kicks off at 10:00 am.
Both Ohio and Miami have been very evenly matched throughout the World Tens with their two contests in the league both making for fascinating viewing. The Sun edged to an 11-10 victory in round one, before a late Nick Feakes try and Ben Cima five-point conversion leveled the scores in round two and took us to our first World Tens shoot-out. Mat Turner won the battle against Cima to give Miami Sun the win. Two very evenly matched sides should give us an exciting start to the day’s play.
The Rhinos and Phoenix meet in the second Quarter-Final of the morning session. The team from Southern California topped the table after round one of the World Tens League and, following a disappointing day three of league action, returned to winning ways on day four to end round two with three wins from four and cement their positions as league runners-up.
The Rhinos prevailed 38-10 in round one against Phoenix, before a full Phoenix squad lost out 18-5 in the second fixture between the sides in round two. Phoenix got a win against Miami which will give them confidence going into this match-up with the Rhinos.
SX10 have only played four World Tens Series fixtures thus far but were formidable when they made their entrance, winning three of their four matches, only narrowly losing out to the Aviators in their third match of the day. Asia Pacific Dragons finished third in the league table but will be buoyed coming off their win over the London Royals in the final match of round two. The WTS Cup Quarter-Final will be the first meeting between the two sides.
The London Royals will play the winner of Ohio Aviators v Miami Sun in Semi-Final One, with the winner of the Rhinos v Phoenix Quarter-Final taking on either SX10 or Asia Pacific Dragons in Semi-Final Two.
Rugby World Tens Series Cup Fixtures November 7th, 2020
10.30 am Aviators v Miami
11.00 am Rhinos v Phoenix
11.30 am Asia Pacific Dragons v SX10
1.30 pm Semi-Final 1 - Royals v Aviators/Miami
2.00 pm Semi-Final 2 - Rhinos/Phoenix v APDs/SX10
4.00 pm - Cup Final