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The tournament

The aim of the tournament is to celebrate the excitement, diversity, joy and excellence that rugby has to offer by bringing together the finest teams from a variety of European countries into a premier tournament setting for all levels. New players and team selections for the coming season can be tested and given a unique experience and the ultimate challenge to be the best. Through the tournament, we hope to promote the sport of rugby and bring the community together in this celebration of rugby excellence. Rugby’s values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship are what makes the game special for those who enjoy the environment and culture they create. They define the game and define Rugby Club Octopus.

    

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Seniors

Saturday 26th August 2017

We welcome all senior men and womens teams from all countries with a set maximum depending how registration goes. If we reach our maximum available teams we will start with a waiting list. All senior games are played with 15 a-side and all games except the final will be 10 minutes per half with a 1-minute break. The final is 15 minutes per half. The tournament schedules can be followed live with 'MyTournament.info' and this link will be posted the morning of the tournament. Men's teams please register your team at the secretary before 09:00. The kick off is at 09:30 sharp and final will be around 17:30. Women's teams please register your team at the secretary before 10:30. The kick off is at 11:00.

We have (limited) tented accomodation for teams to stay in during the weekend. Due to the early start on Saturday we do advice teams to arrive Friday and make the most of our hospitality possibly in combination with some light training in the evening. Saturday evening after the bbq we will be hosting a big party with dj's and live music for all players, coaches, referees and locals.

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    32 Bulls v Dukes
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    HRC Ladies Xtreme v RUS
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    Castricumse Rugby Club v Tilburg

Youth

Sunday 27th August 2017

All youth teams are welcome to join keeping in mind the different age categories. Also for the youth we will keep a waiting list per category if we reach our maximium. All games be 10 minutes per half with a 1-minute break. The tournament schedules can be followed live with 'MyTournament.info' and this link will be posted the morning of the tournament.

Due to lack of registrations for the Turven and Benjamns we sadly have had to cancel these teams. Kick off Mini's is from 09:30 to 12:30. Kick of Cubs is from 09:30 to 13:015. Kick off Juniors and Colts is from 13:30 tot 17:30. The times and other information will be sent to all teams prior to the tournament. The different youth categories are:

  • Colts - U19   (dob 1999/ 2000/ 2001)
  • Juniors - U16   (dob 2002/ 2003)
  • Cubs - U14   (dob 2004/ 2005)
  • Mini's - U12   (dob 2006/ 2007)
  • Benjamins - U10   (2008/ 2009)
  • Turven - U8   (dob 2010/ 2011)
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    HRC I v HRC II
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    Octopus v HRC
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    Dukes v Tilburg

See attached document for the senior men and womens laws and rules of the tournament. DOWNLOAD RULES

Registration costs

Payment of the registration fee guarantees your spot and must be paid after you sign up. All registration fees are non-refundable. Please transfer the registration costs to the following account and do not forget to mention the name of the rugby club and the participating team(s).

Rabobank

Uden, The Netherlands
Sportvereninging Octopus
NL94RABO 0151907250
SWIFT CODE: RABONL2U

Men & Women

Per team €150/ GBP 120

 

Youth

Per team €75/ GBP 60

Referees

The referees make our tournament a success and we are excited to welcome referees for both the youth and the senior tournament from The Netherlands and neighbouring countries. We will offer these referees the opportunity to work with international teams of a variety of levels in combination with active coaching and feedback during the tournament from referees’ instructors. Due to the large requirement, referee registration is essential. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the senior referee allocation and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the youth referee allocation.

Tournament site

The tournament venue is Sportpark Moleneind in Uden, home base of Rugby Club Octopus. With the full support and cooperation of Uden municipality and the adjacent sport clubs we offer all amenities in close proximity. We have 5 full size natural grass fields and enough space for warm up areas. The tournament site and field numbers will be re-arranged during the youth tournament in order for them to play their normal size pitch.

We offer you the following facilities:
  • Free physio support
  • Free medical assistance
  • Free parking
  • Free entrance to the party on Saturday
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Food court
  • Kids area
  • Tented accomodation
  • Breakfast service
  • 24 hour security

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Since we moved the senior men and women to the Saturday we had the opportunity for bringing the community together with all players and coaches in really positive way through an after event party. It gives all visitors the chance to stay the night and have a good time instead of heading home. This party will definitely be a regular feature each year from now on.

After the completion of the tournament, the trophy presentations and a top bbq you’ll have a chance to enjoy a pitchside party with local dj's until 00:00 where you’ll have the chance to play a few drinking games as well. Check out the post tournament and pre-party video below. Free entrance and 18+ only.

 

flyer party

 

 

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