The COBRA RUGBY CLUB has announced the dates for the Cobra 10s which is to be held next month in the Klang Valley.

The 10-a-side competition, fondly known as the home of rugby 10s, is the highlight of the Malaysian rugby calendar. This competition returns after a year’s hiatus, and promises a feast of rugby on 7-8 November 2015.

Cobra Rugby Club has also been extremely fortunate to secure corporate sponsorship to enable them to host the prestigious tournament this year.

This year’s tournament will have a total of 16 teams and it will also be the first time that a two-tier competition will be introduced in the Cobra 10s.

“It is very humbling and a great honour for a small club like ours to be able to rattle off a list of household names as our sponsors. However, it has been support of this nature which inspires COBRA to want to continue to host this homegrown rugby event, which is now into its 45th tournament”, said Tan Sri Krishnan Tan, the
Organising Chairman of the Cobra 10s.

“It is hoped that with this event being held during the weekend after the Rugby World Cup finals the interest generated in rugby will encourage more fans to watch the tournament.”

“Rugby in this country has been growing both in popularity as well quality. We believe that COBRA Rugby Club and also the COBRA 10s have played a small role at least in this growth.”, said Lt Col (Rtd) Tommy Pereira, President, COBRA. 

This year’s tournament will have a total of 16 teams and it will also be the first time that a two-tier competition will be introduced in the Cobra 10s. 

There will also be a showcase of junior rugby in the 2-day carnival and therefore fans can expect a weekend of high quality and fun rugby to boot. 

The matches will be played ten-a-side in accordance with World Rugby by-laws with the ten-a-side variations of the game as adopted by the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU).

The Combined Old Boys Rugby Association (COBRA) was formed on 8 June, 1967 under the Registrar Of
Societies. In 2012, COBRA came under the purview of the Malaysian Sports Commissioner and changed its name to COBRA Rugby Club.

Its main objective is to encourage young Malaysians to continue playing rugby after school.

In 1996, the club was awarded the National Sports Leadership Award by the National Sports Council of Malaysia for their contribution towards the promotion and development of rugby in Malaysia.

In 2002, it was awarded the IOC Diploma by the International Olympic Council for its contribution to sports.

Over the years COBRA has produced many outstanding national and state level players. COBRA members are active in the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU), Selangor Rugby Union (SRU) and the Rugby Referees’ Society.

COBRA is the home of rugby 10s. It was first introduced 45 years ago. COBRA has been organizing the COBRA Invitational Rugby 10s at the international level for the last 22 years – the tournament went international in


Saturday 7th November: 0900 hr – 1600 hr

Sunday 8th November: 0900 hr – 1600 hr

Event Venue: Stadium Petaling Jaya, Kelana Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan


Participating Teams: 16 teams comprising 8 foreign teams and 8 teams from Malaysia

Rugby Format: 10-a-side (in accordance to variations of IRB Sevens Rules)

Tournament Format: 16 teams in 4 groups of 4 teams

Day 1 Saturday Preliminary Rounds (24 matches)

Day 2 Sunday Knockout Stages (18 matches)

Categories: 1st Division Cup Competition

2nd Division Plate Competition

3rd Division Bowl Competition

Prize Money: Cup Champion USD 10,000

Runner-Up USD 5,000

Cup Semi-Finalist USD 2,500 each

Plate Champion USD 1,000

Match Duration: All matches 15 minutes straight

Finals 10 minutes each half (2 halves with 2 minute break)



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