Presented by the Manila Nomad Sports Club, The Manila 10s was the first-ever rugby tournament held in the Philippines and is dubbed by ESPN as the best social rugby tournament in the world. The tournament started in 1989 as a way for the local, and then only, rugby club in the country, the Manila Nomads to play rugby at a competitive level without having to tour regularly. The first tournament featured five teams playing in a one-day tournament but the popularity of the tournament quickly grew the competition to 16 teams playing across two days. Today, it is still the premier rugby tournament in the country.
This year, The Manila 10s will feature 29 teams in 4 divisions of varying skill levels (Cup, Plate, Bowl, and Shield) as well as a separate veteran’s division for teams featuring only players over 35. It also sees itself in a new venue - San Lazaro Leisure Park - a mixed-used venue which features a racetrack in Carmona, Cavite. It is the home of the Manila Jockey Club.
Entrance to San Lazaro Leisure Park is FREE and open to the public. Food, drinks and official M10s Merchandise will be available for sale at the Park.