A tournament for the perfect game has been announced for the 2016 season.
In a bid to boost the sport’s profile in Australia, the Australian Rugby Union has announced a new four-day tournament that will feature 10 players from all regions competing in four-on-four competition.
Key points:The All Blacks’ captain is in the running for the tournament’s starting positionThe tournament is being held at the Rugby Centre in Sydney, and will take place on March 5 and 6The tournament will feature players from every region of AustraliaThe tournament runs until March 5, with the top two finishers taking home $2,000Each of the teams will also receive $1,000 from the NRL and AFL, along with their home state.
The tournament was originally announced back in 2015 and will run for four days, with games taking place at the Royal Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney.
In the 2016 Rugby League World Cup finals, the All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and the Wallabies’ Ben Smith both earned the starting spot in the All Black side.
In 2018, the tournament was won by the Wallaby, but in 2019, McCaw failed to qualify for the final.
The new four days of competition will run from March 5-6, with finals taking place on April 6.
The finals are being held for the first time in the finals format, meaning the tournament will be played on the Rugby Football League Premiership scale, which will be held on a neutral field.
The four days will also feature a full-contact format, with players competing in one-on and two-on matches.
The NRL, AFL and NRLW have all committed to making the tournament one of the biggest in recent memory.
“We are thrilled to announce that we are taking part in the perfect weekend tournament, and it will be a great opportunity for all our fans to get involved and enjoy the game,” Rugby League Australia CEO Todd Greenberg said.
“The perfect game is one of our most popular and popular sports and the perfect match will give fans an incredible opportunity to watch some of the best rugby league players in the world competing for a grand prize of $2 million.”
A number of sports have already announced their perfect game tournaments in Australia.