World 10s 2nd round pushed backwards to allow SX10 feature

The second round of the World Tens Series has been pushed backwards from Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November, to Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 November to allow SX10 to take part in the competition.

SX10 which has Kenya Internationals Collins Injera, Willy Ambaka, Andrew Amonde, Oscar Ouma and Oscar Dennis missed the opening round last weekend. They were requested to isolate after an unnamed member of their team tested positive of COVID 19 last week.

The player who tested positive remains in isolation away from the squad. The squad is set to train in a bubble in readiness for the tournament.

“Round 2 of the World Tens Series will be played on Mon 2nd and Tue 3rd Nov,” reads a statement by World 10s

“To prepare for their tournament bow, SX10 will train in their bubble at their resort this week, whilst maintaining appropriate distancing from everyone else,” the statement further.

Word 10s Chiefs Executive Officer, Jon Phelps said: “It’s all about creating opportunities, evolving and adapting. The  SX10Rugby10s squad has travelled a long way to be here, and we want to give them every chance to play.”

The Finals are still scheduled for Sat 7th November. The second round will also adopt league format, with each team playing each other twice across the weekend. The team with the most wins across the two series tournaments will win the World Tens League Title 2020 and be seeded number one for the WTS Cup.

The WTS Cup will be a knock-out play-off taking place on 7 November. The League Title winner and, number one seed, will receive a bye straight through to the semi-finals with the remaining six teams competing in a quarter-final match. Two Semi-finals and a Final will follow where the WTS Cup 2020 will be awarded to the winning team.

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