World Tens Rugby Added 3,500 Room Nights

November 10, 2020 | 5 Comments

The Rugby World Tens series “added 3,500 room nights for our local hotels” and “next year we aim to have Bermudians involved in the production of the TV broadcast,” Premier David Burt said.

The event, which took place at the National Sports Centre, involved a number of international teams and was broadcast on ESPN and SkySports.

Teams taking part in the multi day event included SX10 [Cape Town], Asia Pacific Dragons [Singapore], Phoenix [Middle East], London Royals [London], Miami Sun [Florida], Rhinos [Southern California], and the Ohio Aviators [Columbus].

Premier Burt posted the photos online below, and said, “I was joined by @drpeets, @mpcccaesar, and @bermudaglenn to present the Cup Championship Trophy at the Inaugural World Tens Rugby Tournament.

“This event was relocated to Bermuda due to COVID19 and added 3,500 room nights for our local hotels. The TV production was first class. Next year we aim to have Bermudians involved in the production of the TV broadcast through the film commission that was promised in the PLP platform.”

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  1. Noah James says:

    trying to take credit for something that had absolutely NOTHING to do with either him or the PLP! and where did he get 3,500 from – there were NO crowds and the players all stayed at the Grotto Bay.

  2. Comfortably numb says:

    If the TV production was first class why would Burt want Bermudians involved? So we can see endless taped replays of Harbour Rd #13 or 30 year old logos on our TV screens when we should be watching the action on the field? Maybe have some staffers observing to see how first class productions are actually produced and hope they take their lessons up the hill.

  3. HarryTuttle says:

    All of us know that Burt had NOTHING to do with the popularity or desirability of Bermuda for a rugby tournament. We’ve been hosting rugby events for years with little or no recognition from the PLP government. Suddenly it’s Covid and the government is scrambling to be all friendly with the rugby event here? Give me a break.

    • Truthhertz says:

      Exactly what I thought. The World Rugby Classic has been going on for 30 plus years and the PLP has never given credit much less taken a photo op for the economic benefits of has brought to BDA for 3 decades.

      Shameful politicking as usual.

  4. Colleen McCloskey says:

    3500 room nights seems low for the number of teams and players and the length of the event (three weeks).

    Please consider doing this again next year, when fans can be present.
    Bermuda is a modest plane ride away from the East Coast cities; I would have been there if COVID hadn’t closed down the events for spectators.

    There are a lot of MLR fans that would love to support their boys.
    And I loved hearing how local players were enlisted to fill in the ranks as players were held up by COVID procedures.

    All in all, a great event and well-produced for those of us watching it on YouTube.

    Next year – even better?

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