Core values

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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friday 27th August 2021

Evening social games with a few invitational teams from 3rd and/ or 4th Dutch division playing against their own level and our own Rugby Club Octopus 2nd team. More info to follow.

Saturday 28th August 2021

Welcome to all senior men and women teams from all countries with a set maximum depending on how registration goes. If we reach our maximum available teams we will start with a waiting list. In order to make sure participating teams on Saturday play against their own level we shall run a ??? and ????? pool (only for the Men) with one playoff game deciding which way you go. This will mean that lower ranking teams still can join and most probably will end up in the Plate pool playing with teams within their own level of play. 

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

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


Sunday 29th August 2021

Teams from Colts to Minis are welcome to keep in mind the different age categories. Also for the youth we will keep a waiting list by category if we reach our maximum. The tournament schedules can be followed live with ' ' and this link will be posted the morning of the tournament. Time of registration and kick off wil lbe published at a later date depending on the amount of teams participating.

The times and other information will be sent to all teams prior to the tournament. The different youth categories are:

  • Colts - U19 (dob 2004/2005)
  • Juniors - U16 (dob 2006/2007)
  • Cubs - U14 (dob 2008/2009)
  • Minis - U12 (DT 2010/2011)
    HRC I v HRC II
    Octopus v HRC
    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).


Uden, The Netherlands
Sports Association Octopus
NL94RABO 0151907250

Men & Women

€ 250 per team 
(including deposit)

€ 100 will be returned in tokens on the day of the tournament



€ 75  per team


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 neighboring countries. We will offer these referees the opportunity to work with international teams or 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 Bram Onno Hanegraaf for the referee allocation.

Tournament site

The tournament venue is Moleneind Sportpark in Uden, home base or Rugby Club Octopus . With the full support and cooperation of Uden municipality and the adjacent sports clubs we offer all amenities in close proximity. 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 have 4 grass pitches and the whole tournament site covers enough space for warm up areas.

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
  •  Tented accommodation

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Since we moved the senior men and women to the Saturday we had the opportunity to bring the community together with all players and coaches in a 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 every 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 DJs 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.



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      Aalstweg 3 
      5400 AD Uden
      The Netherlands

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