The 50th Edition of the
COBRA 10s Tournament has,
regretfully, been postponed to
2021 after taking cognizance
of the COVID-19 pandemic
and its effects.
Although Malaysia may seem an unlikely place for the making of rugby history, yet it was here that 10-a-side rugby was born. The world’s first 10 a-side rugby tournament was held in Malaysia in 1967.
The Tens tournament was indeed a brainchild of a menagerie of Combined Old Boys Rugby Association (COBRA) members. The Tens game was conceived on the barstools of their favourite after-match haunt. The idea was to create a format of play that is fast and open but still retains much of the character of the 15s version.
COBRA 10s is the world’s premier rugby tens tournament which is organized annually by the COBRA Rugby Club of Malaysia. The tournament is usually held in November at the MBPJ Stadium in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
The first COBRA 10s tournament was held in 1967. Today, 16 top teams from around the world compete for the coveted Hui Weng Chun Challenge Trophy and title as Tens champion.
HSBC Bank, a name globally recognised and synonymous with rugby had been the tournament’s main sponsor from 2005 to 2012. Since 2013 COBRA has been organising the tournament without a title sponsor but with the assistance of two main sponsors; Carlsberg Marketing Malaysia and IJM Corporation Berhad. The club has also been supported by many other sponsors.
Recognised by World Rugby, the popularity of COBRA’s invention has spread worldwide with the 10 a-side format the core of, just to name a few, the Hong Kong 10s, Brisbane Global 10s, Cape Town 10s, Bangkok 10s and Stockholm 10s.
If you would like further information about the COBRA 10s International Tournament, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COBRA 10s CHAMPIONS
|49||2019||COBRA||26||1993||Penguins Intl. (RFC)|
|48||2018||Daveta Rugby (Fiji)||25||1992||Randwick (Aust.)|
|47||2017||Daveta Rugby (Fiji)||24||1990||RMAF Black Hawks|
|46||2016||Borneo Eagles||23||1989||Fiji Military Forces|
|45||2015||Penguins Intl. (RFC)||22||1988||1st RNZIR|
|44||2013||Borneo Eagles||21||1987||Polis Bersatu|
|43||2012||Daveta Rugby (Fiji)||20||1986||Polis Bersatu|
|42||2011||Penguins Intl. (RFC)||19||1985||Bunnies RFC|
|41||2010||Penguins Intl. (RFC)||18||1984||1st RNZIR|
|40||2009||Borneo Eagles||17||1983||1st RNZIR|
|38||2007||Canterbury RFU (NZ)||15||1981||1st RNZIR|
|37||2006||Penguins Intl. (RFC)||14||1980||1st RNZIR|
|36||2005||Marist St. Joseph RC (Samoa)||13||1979||1st RNZIR|
|35||2004||Marist St. Joseph RC (Samoa)||12||1978||1st RNZIR|
|34||2003||Red Rock (Fiji)||11||1977||Sembawang TIGERS & COBRA (Joint Champions)|
|33||2000||Aust. Barbarians (Aust.)||10||1976||1st RNZIR|
|32||1999||Tygerberg (S.Africa)||9||1975||COBRA “Muda”|
|29||1996||Samoa National Team||6||1972||COBRA “A”|
|28||1995||NZ Maoris||5||1971||6th RAR|
|27||1994||Penguins Intl. (RFC)||4||1970||1st RAR|
All COBRA 10s matches (Pool & Knockout Stages) shall be played according to the World Rugby By-Laws, Regulations and Laws of the Game with Ten-a-side variations as framed by World Rugby and as adopted by the Malaysian Rugby Union. These Laws and Regulations can be found on the World Rugby website.
You may also download the 2019 COBRA 10s Tournament Manual here.
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We would like to thank all our
49th COBRA 10s International 2019
sponsors and supporters
who have made it possible for the tournament
to be organised and played
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