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The Al Fresco’s Group (AFG Vietnam) has been operating in Vietnam for 23 years- “Since 1996”.

AFG has 50+ restaurants throughout Vietnam and has a deep passion for sport, therefore it’s a perfect fit for AFG Vietnam to organize a tournament of this kind.

AFG Vietnam has organised similar tournaments for Soccer in Hanoi, hosting 24 teams and more than 2000 people for the after parties.

AFG Vietnam has the required energy, expertise and professionalism to undertake a tournament such as the Saigon 10’s, as was demonstrated in the inaugural tournament in September 2015 and the scaled up versions of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

AFG Vietnam is supported by its parent group in Hong Kong: Castelo Concepts.

Castelo Concepts currently has 25 outlets plus the renowned Jaspas Party Junks and have been hosting major events in HK for more than 25 years.

AFG Vietnam draws on many years of experience and great relationships with our event partners:  Wolf Blass, Magners Irish Cider, Coca Cola, Heineken and Jägermeister, to name a few.

This energy, expertise and respected partnerships enable, AFG Vietnam & Castelo Concepts HK, to bring to Vietnam, an amazing Saigon 10’s Event- year on year!

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Friday 13th Sept 2019 – Welcome, “Crazy Pool Party” – 6.00pm-10.00 pm

Equatorial Hotel

AFG Vietnam arranges a welcome “Crazy Pool Party” from 6pm- 10 pm at a 5 Star Hotel pool, for all players from registered competing teams and additional tickets can be purchased for those no players brave enough to jump and join in!
“Crazy Pool Party” includes: finger food, full bar, entertainment, great music from the DJ and plenty of surprises!!

Saturday 14th Sept – Tournament Day ONE – 9.00am – 4.00pm


The tournament will kick off at 9am on the sports fields at RMIT University in District 7, HCMC.
All teams will play 8 minute halves and will play in a pre-drawn Pool system.

Teams that qualify will form the Pool stages will enter into a knockout competition for the Cup, Bowl or Plate Trophies. 
A children’s exhibition clinic and mini match is planned too.

The Saigon 10’s event will have a number of hospitality tents with food and beverages and lots of additional entertainment for supporters and players and alike.
Individual Team Tents with water/Isotonic drinks will be provided for all teams, along with tokens for food & beverage.

  • All teams will have free access to the following during the tournament days:
    Team cheerleaders &
  •  Team masseurs

FV Hospital will have a medical facility (pitch side) and ACC Chiropractors will be available to all players to straighten out the knots and support with any medical needs!

Saturday 14th Sept – Tournament Day ONE – 5.00pm – 8.00pm

After Dark- “Party Harder” Party – RMIT UNIVERSITY

Join in for a “Party Harder”- after party on the grounds following the Final Pool match.

Live music ... DJ’s... performances.... the normal Saigon 10’s “PARTY HARDER” will ensue!!!!

Sunday 15th Sept – Tournament Day Two – 9.00am – 4.00pm

Knock outs and Finals – RMIT UNIVERSITY

Knock Outs... and Finals....

All facilities and activities as per Day One with breakfast being served!

For teams who get knocked out early... a chance to recover, kick back and GO LARGE... AGAIN!!!


Free Airport bus transfers- arrival and departure

Free Team allocated bus for transportation to all rugby related events

Free Beer and water on your team allocated bus

Free A squad of Cheerleaders allocated to support your team for rugby events

Free Entry to Friday night’s “Welcome Crazy Pool Party”

Free Food and Beverage at Friday night’s “Welcome Pool Party”

Free A personalized team tent with shade and drinks

Free A team ice pool- paddling pool

Free Food and beverage tokens for Saturday’s Tournament Day One

Free Entry to Saturday After Dark, “Party Harder” Party in the main tent

Free Food and beverage at the After Dark, “Party Harder” Party in the main tent

Free Food and beverage at Sunday’s Tournament Day Two

Free Massages available for rugby players on both tournament days


This is a great opportunity to promote your brand, not only in Vietnam, but also in the region. Wolf Blass, Tiger Beer, Coca Cola and Magner’s Cider are locked in for another year.

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the buzz!!!

Audience and exposure

The target audience for this event includes: Local Expats and Vietnamese within the region, along with all of AFG Vietnam’s corporate partners and access to the global Rugby community.  The Saigon 10’s Event is reported through local & regional television stations, radio and local & international newspapers, magazines and streamed and seen on all social media channels and platforms.

Sponsorship opportunities

There are a number of sponsorship options available for this event, each providing sponsors with various levels of exposure. Packages include joint naming rights for the event, a Gold and Silver Sponsorship Package, as well as in-kind sponsorship.

Only ONE Exclusive Joint Naming Rights Sponsorship Package is available.

The Joint Naming Rights sponsor receives the following benefits and exposure in return for a contribution of $25,000.

This is a great opportunity not only to support the event and have an exclusive VIP party, but more importantly, the lucky partner will be able to tap into and partner with the customer data base of both AFG Vietnam and Castelo Concepts in HK.

  1. Logo on all printed collateral, all promotional POS items, including shirts for sale, tournament banners, rugby balls used for the tournament & referee’s shirts and on the Tournament program.
  2. Exposure through all event media channels, TV, Newspapers and magazines.
  3. Partnership with AFG Vietnam & Castelo Concepts Hong Kong:
    The opportunity to co-operate with the AFG Vietnam, through the following channels: Facebook – 500.000 Group Fan base. AFG Loyalty RPC Program – 100.000 customers AFG general database of an additional 100.000 – Similar benefits available from the Castelo Concepts HK
  4. A VIP Function for 30 of your selected guests at the Saigon Rugby 10s.
    This is a full day at the Saigon 10’s in a private branded VIP Marque next to the Grandstand, offering pitch level viewing, with a fully catered seafood & meat carvery Buffet with icy cold free flow Champagne, a full bar all day.   This exclusive package Includes transportation, entry into the Saigon 10’s event, all F&B all and complimentary passes to the Friday Night Welcome Pool Party.

What better way to network with potential and existing business contacts?



Shinhan Bank Vietnam Head Office

39 Le Duan, Quan 1, TPHCM, Vietnam

Benjamin J Winspear


27 Dong Du, Quan 1, TPHCM, Vietnam



You need to deposit $700 US Dollar to secure your place


Hotel Equatorial

Option 1 – Room, Breakfast and Wifi (Single, Twin, Double Occupancy)

o Deluxe (32 sqm) – USD 84++ / USD 97 nett

o Premier Deluxe (38 sqm) – USD 94++ / USD 109 nett

Option 2 – Room and Wifi (Single, Twin, Double Occupancy)

o Deluxe (32 sqm) – USD 70++ / USD 81 nett

o Premier Deluxe (38 sqm) – USD 80++ / USD 92 nett

o 5% service charge and 10% government tax are included in the nett room rates



Year four of the Wolf Blass Saigon Rugby 10’s and the tournament is gaining momentum... Since the launch of the tournament four years ago, we have gone from 6 teams to 36 teams
2017 was a roaring success, with 28 teams compeating in the 3 main catagories. Singapore Barbarians deafeated Bangkok Southerners in the Mens Grade A Cup Final, to take the 2017 tittle.
The Singapore Barabarians Vets also took the trophy in the Vets catagory, narrowoly edging the final against KK Sharks.
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The inaugural Saigon Rugby 10’s took part on the weekend of 11th – 12th September 2015, with 8 teams competing for the main trophy.
A great event with some competative rugby and even more competative partying
In 2016 we focused on upsizing the tournament and giving all the teams an even more memorable experience in Saigon. 2016 provided us with a diverse amount of 16, very competative teams from 10 different countries JOB DONE!
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Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Saigon Rugby 10’s…. It was a BLAST.
Thanks to all of the travelling teams.. you guys made a massive effort to fly here for the weekend.. and party your socks off… From the feedback so far… super happy you boys enjoyed it…..
Thank yo so much to all of our sponsors, JCB Card and Magners Irish Cider, we totally appreciate your valuable support and we could not have organised the event with out your valuable contribution.
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The inaugural Saigon Rugby 10’s took part on the weekend of 11th - 12th September, with 6 teams competing for the main trophy.
The Al Fresco’s Group Vietnam and Castelo Concepts Group from Hong Kong hosted and sponsored the tournament.
We had some great teams involved, our host club The Saigon Geckos, an Ex Wallabies team jetting in from Australia, the Classic Buffalos, some very “Big Boys” from Hong Kong Scottish. Cambodia was represented by the snarling Phnom Penn Shining, a very competitive Japanese team Ohayo Nippon and last but no means least the mighty Hanoi Dragons.
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