49TH COBRA 10S 2019 - Malaysia’s oldest rugby Club hosts the 49th COBRA 10s
PETALING JAYA, 30th October 2019 – COBRA Rugby Club, the oldest rugby club in Malaysia, today announced that it would host the 49th COBRA 10s 2019 on 9th and 10th November at the MBPJ Stadium, Kelana Jaya.
Lt Col (Rtd) Tommy Pereira, president of COBRA said, “In line with our objective of promoting rugby, especially Rugby 10s, we are proud to host the 49th COBRA 10s.
COBRA was established on 8th June 1967. Initially comprising local rugby players, who could not join the few social clubs in existence then, COBRA has grown to become a rugby powerhouse and household name. Being the introducer of the rugby 10s, it also hosts the annual COBRA Rugby 10s which is a much sought after tournament by both local and overseas teams.
To ensure that rugby 10s is promoted effectively, especially at the grassroots level COBRA will also be organising the Mini 10s on 7th December 2019 at the RRI Complex, Sg Buloh.
49th COBRA 10s 2019
The main objective of the Press Conference today is to announce the 49th COBRA 10s 2019 and also to acknowledge the main sponsors of the tournament. The tournament will be held at its traditional venue, the MBPJ Stadium, Kelana Jaya.
It will be held on 9th and 10th November 2019 and promises another feast of excellent rugby.
“The tournament will have a total of 12 teams, including 8 top foreign teams. The overseas nations represented are Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Indonesia. There will be some new teams in action.
We are grateful to MBPJ for consenting to our use of the Stadium” said Tan Sri Krishnan Tan, the Organising Chairman of the Cobra 10s.
The 10-a-side matches will be played in accordance with World Rugby by-laws with the ten-a-side variations of the game as adopted by Malaysian Rugby (MR).
COBRA Rugby Club, once again, has been extremely fortunate to secure corporate sponsorship to enable them to host the prestigious tournament this year.
IJM Corporation Berhad has been an ardent supporter of the Club as well as a Main Sponsor of the COBRA 10s for more than 20 years now. They have been instrumental in ensuring that the Club is able to host the 10s every year.
Mr Liew Hau Seng, CEO & Managing Director, IJM Corporation Berhad said: "We are proud to have the COBRA 10s Rugby Tournament in our sponsorship portfolio while maintaining our support for the game at grassroots level.
Sports is very much at the heart of IJM’s community investment initiatives and we have always championed the development of non-mainstream sports, including rugby, in Malaysia
As we are also driving wellness initiatives for our employees, we encourage them to be involved in sports activities in order to achieve a work-life balance.
With COBRA’s commitment and dedication to developing the sport to the level it is today, we hope to continue growing the sport and increasing participation at all levels."
Carlsberg Malaysia Berhad has also been a strong supporter of COBRA for almost 20 years now. It has been supporting our teams and is also a Main Sponsor of the COBRA 10s.
To find out more details on the COBRA 10s and the other events planned, please visit the official website http://www.cobrarugby.com
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