Posted in News on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Beachcomber Tours Correspondent

The presentation of the official ball of the Beachcomber World Club 10s marks the final run-in to the kick off of this prestigious rugby tournament.

Rugby 10s

"We reaffirm our pride in being part of what is shaping up to be a major international rugby event. We are looking forward for the show to begin on Saturday and we are confident that this second edition of the Beachcomber World Club 10s in Mauritius will be another successful one.” This statement was made by Gilbert Espitalier-Noël, CEO of Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels, the tournament’s Title Sponsor, during the presentation of the official ball on Friday 9 June 2017 to Heyneke Meyer, Managing Director of Carinat Sports Marketing, the organisers of the event.

Eight world-class teams divided into two pools of four will compete for this international tournament’s trophy over the weekend of 17-18 June at Anjalay Coopen Stadium, in Mapou. This year again, the matches will enjoy widespread media coverage.

All participating players will be hosted by the Group’s hotels, including Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa, Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa and Mauricia Beachcomber Resort & Spa. Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year and is already very active in organising sports events such as the Ultra Trail Raidlight Beachcomber and the Mauritius Tour Beachcomber.

Branded Rugby 10s ball

The participating teams are as follows:

Pool A

Western Force (Australia, defending champion)

Africa Pacific Dragons (Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga)

Harlequins (England)

Kubota Spears (Japan)

Pool B

Toyota Cheetahs (South Africa)

Vodacom Bulls (South Africa)

Pyrénées Club Seven (France)

Brumbies (Australia)

Beachcomber World 10s