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Rhinos aiming to pick up where they left off

In the ascendancy: Rhinos, right, pictured in a first round match against Asia Pacific Dragons, top the standings ahead of the second round of the World Tens Series (Photographs by Akil Simmons)

Rhinos will be aiming to maintain their perfect form as the second round of the World Tens Series commences at North Field today.

Rhinos cemented their position at the top of the World Tens League after concluding the first round of matches with a flawless record of five wins from five to hold a one-point advantage over London Royals heading into round two.

Miami Sun and London Royals will kick of proceedings at 10.30am, just as they did in the first round, in which second-placed Royals prevailed in a 23-6 victory.

That will be the first match of three sessions consisting of three matches in each, making up another bumper day of action.

Despite sitting bottom of the standings, winless Phoenix could be an entirely different prospect in this round of games with the franchise back to full strength, with a host of their professional players making their first appearances after finishing their quarantine protocol periods.

Today will also see SX10 make their debut in the tournament after being forced to sit out of the of the first round due to one of their players testing positive for Covid-19 ahead of the series starting.

As a result, the franchise were forced to forfeit their first round matches, with the other six teams being awarded a 6-0 victory.

Despite their early dominance, Rhinos cannot rest on their laurels with the format of the series pitting all the franchises in a World Tens League across two series tournaments, which will conclude tomorrow after another four sessions of matches.

The team with most points after the completion of tomorrow’s matches will be seeded as No 1 and receive a bye through to the semi-finals of the World Tens Series Cup, a knockout play-off format taking place on Saturday.

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Published November 02, 2020 at 8:01 am (Updated November 02, 2020 at 7:41 am)

Rhinos aiming to pick up where they left off

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