Waikiki 9s Rugby League tournament

The trip of a lifetime. Compete with your mates and experience the best of Hawaii!

8 days and 7 nights in beautiful Waikiki, Hawaii. Staying at the four-star Ala Moana Hotel with flights + transfers taken care of, all you need to do is show up ready to relax and PLAY!

Open to all Rugby League clubs, Men’s and Women’s. Compete to win $15,000.

Does your team have what it takes to compete against clubs from around the world? Are you ready to get out there and prove yourself on the pitch? With $15,000 USD up for grabs, the other teams are going to bring it and you should too.

Book with ease and confidence. Create the perfect vacation.

Our travel experts will make bookings easy and help with planning. We’ll customise your trip to your specifications and work with you to make sure every single detail is perfect. Want some adventure experiences? We’re all about that adrenaline rush and we know the best spots on the island to surf, spearfish, trek volcanoes and more. We’re happy to help with those additional bookings.

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FULL ITINERARY

Day One
Tuesday, 8 October 2019

  • Fly to Honolulu via sponsor Hawaiian Airlines.
  • Rugby League Experience will organise your flights to arrive into Honolulu on 8/10/19 (or earlier if you desire).
  • Transfer to 4 Star hotel accommodations at the Ala Moana in downtown Honolulu.
  • At check-in your team captain will be provided with game schedules, lanyards, entry passes, complimentary gift vouchers and team gear courtesy of Wakiki 9s sponsor Rhino Rugby League including balls, ball bag and GRIPTEC.
  • Each player will receive a complimentary commemorative backsack and cap, gift vouchers and free rugby gear courtesy of Rhino Australia as well as entry passes to all your hot holiday entertainment.
  • Welcome function from 5-9 PM at the Waikiki Shell just off the tournament fields in Kapi’olani Park, Waikiki. Meet the other teams, relax with a Mai Tai and take a journey through Polynesia via the world-famous Kodak Kanikapila and Hula Show.
  • Our Rhino Rugby League Village and tournament headquarters will be open at the Shell throughout the tournament. Head there to enjoy pop-up bars, food outlets, our resident DJ and other entertainment.

Day Two
Wednesday 9 October 2019

  • Open day for sightseeing, relaxing and training (fields open by request, contact organisers after booking).
  • Let us help with day tours for individuals and teams. See the best of Hawaii and enjoy the best package pricing as part of your tournament entry. Options include: Turtle Canyon Snorkel Cruise, Pearl Harbour Tribute, Kualoa Ranch ATV Adventure package, submarine scooter adventure and more.

Day Three
Thursday, 10 October 2019

  • Game Day I: 8.00am till 5.00pm at Kapi’olani Park, Waikiki
  • Enjoy Kaimana Beach during downtime
  • Complimentary team transfers provided between fields and Hotel Ala Moana

Day Four
Friday, 11 October 2019

  • Exhibition match between the top Queensland teams Ipswich Jets and the Tweed Heads Seagulls at Kapi’olani Park, Waikiki.
  • Match will be preceded by a local All Stars exhibition game.
  • Relax with mates at the Rhino Rugby League Village and enjoy the food, beverage and entertainment facilities

Day Five
Saturday, 12 October 2019

  • Game Day II: 8.00am till 5.00pm at Kapi’olani Park, Waikiki
  • Rhino Wakiki Youth Skills Challenge. Benefits young local players with a chance to win excellent prizes provided by sponsor Rhino Rugby League. We encourage you to bring any old jerseys or other rugby league giveaways for the kids.

Day Six
Sunday, 13 October 2019

Day Seven
Monday, 14 October 2019

  • Last day/night in Hawaii and last chance to see all the island has to offer.
  • Tournament celebrations and Aloha Presentation Function.

Day Eight
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

  • Job well done.
  • Transfers for return flights to your home city.
 

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TOURNAMENT DETAILS

TOURNAMENT LOCATION

TOURNAMENT FORMAT & RULES

The Waikiki 9s tournament will be held at Kapi'olani Park.
This is within walking distance to your hotel
Incredible backdrop to play Rugby League at
Cool down post game at Kiamana beach next door
The Waikiki 9s will be a round robin tournament format.
The amount of rounds will be governed by the amount of teams who enter.
Teams will consist of 9 players
Games will run for a single 15 minute period. Full rules can be found here.
 
 

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INCLUSIONS

ENTRY INCLUSIONS

  • ALL MATCH ORGANISATION WITH GROUND HIRE AND PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR PLAYERS, COACHES AND MANAGERS ONLY
  • PASSES AND LANYARDS FOR ENTRY INTO THE RHINO RUGBY LEAGUE TOURNAMENT VILLAGE
  • REFEREES
  • RHINO EQUIPMENT BALLS, BALL BAG, GRIPTEC
  • RHINO 2019 WAIKIKI COMMEMORATIVE 2019 WAIKIKI 9s CAP, T SHIRT AND THONGS
  • MEDICAL STAFF ON GROUND
  • SECURITY STAFF AND OVERNIGHT WATCH
  • TEAM TENTS
  • WELCOME FUNCTION-TRADITIONAL KANIKAPILA AND HULA SHOW
  • FINAL PRESENTATION FUNCTION

TRAVEL INCLUSIONS

  • HAWAIIAN AIRLINES RETURN ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHTS TO HONOLULU
  • 7 NIGHTS 4 STAR ACCOMMODATION AT TOURNAMENT HOTELS (EXTRA NIGHTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST)
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS
  • ALL TAXES

WHATS NOT INCLUDED

  • BEVERAGES AND MEALS OTHER THAN LISTED ABOVE
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE FOR SUPPORTERS
  • GRATUITIES FOR DRIVERS GUIDES AND HOTELS

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EXTEND YOUR TRIP IN HAWAII

Why not extend your trip and take in some of Hawaii's breathtaking sights?
  • Go on a Volcano Expedition
  • Go underwater in the Atlantis Submarine
  • Learn to Surf at world famous breaks
  • Visit historical Pearl Harbor
  • And much much more

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THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING PARTNERS

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