The inaugural Spanish Rugby League 9s Championship, which begins on 8th November, will see matches played in a festival format in three cities over five rounds.
Kit suppliers Wibo have agreed to sponsor the competition and each round will see three teams play, with an overall classification then being drawn up to determine the three sides who will make the final, which will be held in the city of the highest ranking team.
The opening round from Muro de Alcoy (Alicante) the home base of CR Alcoià Comtat XIII will be televised by internet channel página 66.
From there, a round will be staged in Madrid, which will see the debut of the first side from the capital, Madrid Griffons CRL, with the remaining matches scheduled for Valencia which will see the entry of newcomers Torrent Tigers CRL.
AERL vice president Marcos Jabaloyas commented: “We hope the Wibo 9s Series will be a beautiful and matched competition as the first Spanish Championship was this past summer. It is very gratifying to see the enthusiasm of the new teams in development. “
“Undoubtedly the Wibo 9s Series will serve to develop their game and we are studying also, along with other federations, the possibility to widen the international game with this format”.