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Video - The first 5-point rugby conversion has been kicked

By Ian Cameron
Ben Cima lines up a 'jeopardy conversion 5 pointer' Credit: World Tens

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The first five-point conversion has been kicked in rugby union and it’s happened at the inaugural Bermuda World Tens tournament.

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The 10-a-side game, which is a hybrid form of the sport that sits somewhere between 15s and 7s, has a number of rule variations and ‘Conversion Jeopardy’ is maybe the most eye-catching and experimental.

According to World Tens: “Conversion jeopardy with the conversion after the try ensures that the conversion is now worth between 1 and 5 points depending where the kicker selects which zone to kick from.”

This allows a team to bag as many as 5 points if they successfully land a conversion from behind the halfway line.

USA Eagles international Ben Cima of the Ohio Aviators has landed the first 5 pointer, the first of its kind in rugby union, in his side’s match against Phoenix.

The World Tens Series is an international, professional rugby Tens Tournament. It’s privately owned teams tour the globe competing in pools and knockouts, in a similar fashion to the World Seven Series.

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The first-ever World Tens Series tournament got underway in Bermuda this weekend and from 2021 the tournament will be expanded to include 16 teams competing in tournaments in 12 locations throughout the world.

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